Browsing through an inflight magazine, I came across this interesting shoe design from a China shoe company with a pedometer in built onto the shoes. Apparently, this shoe is design to help you live a healthier lifestyle by tracking the number of steps in a day.
With the pervasiveness of mobile phone apps and sportwatches, surely that could be a better a way to check the number of your paces in a day? Imagine if I want to do X number of paces in a day, how do I check the progress? Either I need to constantly remove my shoe to check or I need to find a place to sit to get a closer look.
Surely, this is a design oversight. An overkill for a pair of shoes I would say.