Everything these days are getting smart. Smartphones, smart TVs, smartwatches, even your fridge is now smart! Now, we’ve gone one step further by introducing smart shoes. Smart shoes are the shoes of the future. They come with sensors embedded into the shoe’s thickest part, typically the midsoles, to ensure that they don’t get easily damaged and get wet on rainy days.

There are plenty of smart shoes out in the market that caters to different needs. Some are for the general public, and some are for a more specific audience, but all of them use the same Bluetooth technology to sync up the data gathered by your shoes to your smartphones or smartwatches.

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Active footwear

Smart shoes have sensors in them that track the number of steps you’ve made, monitors your heart rate, count the calories you’ve burned, and miles you’ve covered. These shoes collect data every time you wear them and then send them to your smartphone or smartwatch to keep track of your health, especially during exercise.

Some developments in the past few years also integrated a personal trainer inside your shoes that gives you real time feedback on how to improve your health and track your progress at the same time.

Self-tying shoes

You’ve heard that right; there are shoes in the market right now that ties themselves. These shoes are equipped with sensors that can detect whenever your shoes need tightening for a snug fit. These are great for basketball players, and runners for the feet swell up when you sweat, so to spare you the time of loosening up your laces, your shoes will do it for you. Alternatively, you can try some of the best work boots for sweaty feet as described on this website:

Shoes for the Visually Impaired

A company in India launched a pair of shoes that can help visually impaired person navigate their way through everyday tasks. The shoes use gentle vibrations to show carefully guide the wearer on where to go. The wearer simply sets the destination using their phones and the data through Bluetooth. When the GPS says to turn right, the shoe gives off a gentle vibration on the right foot, and the same thing happens on the left foot when the wearer needs to turn right.

Smart Dance Shoes

I know what you’re thinking, will smart dance shoes help me become a better dancer? Sadly, we haven’t reached that part of innovation just yet. These shoes are not made for people with two left feet but rather for professional ballet dancers. They track each move and help the dancers visualize their steps.

We’ve come a long way when it comes to technology. A few years ago, we were walking in regular shoes. No fancy sensors, no wires, no trackings but now, these smart shoes are slowly being integrated into our lives to help us in our daily routines. Helping us stay on track of our health, helps us navigate safely while doing tasks, they help us be better at our jobs, and they just simply make our lives easier. We’ve come a long way, which is just the beginning of a future filled with innovation.

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