Speakers in your Sneakers


Speaker Trainers
I had to laugh when I read about these new sneakers (trainers not chocolate bars to us UK folk). Dada (that well known footwear manufacturer that I’ve never heard of) are releasing a new kind of sneaker called CODE M that incorporates an MP3 player and speakers.

The CODE M range integrates the electronics in the shoe’s heel and tongue, music is then streamed to the wireless headphones. It has a range of 30 feet so you could effectively listen to the music whilst somebody else is wearing the shoes (why you’d want to do this is anybodies guess). The shoes also have an external speaker on the side so that you can share your music with people around you.

I’m all for wacky gadgets but I just can’t see these taking off, I don’t want to be tied to one pair of trainers if I want to listen to music on the move and plugging a USB cable into my shoe just seems silly. I was going to argue that I wear-out shoes and trainers on a 6 monthly basis but as I also upgrade my music player at least as frequently that wouldn’t really be in issue :).

[DADA Footwear found via Gadget Review, Techeblog and Gearlog]

7 reviews or comments

Dave Says: March 13, 2006 at 9:26 am

I would expect to hear Areosmith’s “Walk This Way” comming out of those shoes.

Air Jordans Says: November 24, 2006 at 11:13 pm

Those are Crazy. I wonder if they will come in Air Jordans.

Emery Says: September 30, 2007 at 12:04 pm

Did anyone see last years episode of american inventor? The one with the heartbroken little girl that got rejected with that same idea. I felt sooo bad for her. I thought it was a good idea.

Molly Says: November 6, 2007 at 8:37 pm

where do you get those?

jordan Says: December 1, 2008 at 1:11 pm

i actually came up with this exact idea and i am planning to create one for my senior project that will be more user friendly and available this is the norm of the future fellas

kevin Says: February 17, 2009 at 1:14 pm

whats up people thats bad ass i thoughtof that like last year though im still in school and cant open a bisness of my own so i cant use my products yet message me if you wont some good ideas

poesche Says: October 9, 2012 at 9:56 am

these are sick!!!!!!!! i love them to death

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