I saw some LED shoes while clubbing a month back but this product blows that other pair out of the water. It is probably the best LED shoe now for hardcore dancers, artists and performers.
Would I buy it? Nope. Because it would bring so much attention to me that people will see me for who I truly am in a club. An old uncle. If I wear this, I should be breakdancing or doing some ballet movement. Or maybe I CAN buy it and do my dance central moves.
Alternatively you could use it as a fancy table light.
Here’s a write up from their website – no new folk studio.
“Orphe is a smart-shoes system designed for performance that functions both as a customizable lighting system and a musical instrument/audio-visual controller. The sole of each shoe contains advanced motion sensors, over 100 full-color, serially-controlled LEDs, and a wireless module. This technology allows users to intuitively express themselves in new and interesting ways by enabling them to freely map interactions between their movements and light and sound (Patent Pending).
We also provide a system that makes it easy for users to share the assets they’ve created online, and we hope to grow a community of artists working in different media and genres who can take inspiration from each other’s use of Orphe hardware and applications.”
It is also going through crowdfunding on indiegogo