When I saw a video of the selfie shoe yesterday, I sat there in a state of shock. Apparently, someone thinks that we haven’t been traumatised enough by selfie sticks and has taken the selfie craze a notch higher: say hello to the selfie shoe.
It is a shoe that lets you stick in a smartphone, so you can raise your leg, Jackie Chan style, and take a selfie. Well, I never.
It has advantages though: your hands are free, so you can take much goofier selfies, making any signs that catch your fancy with your hands. Did I say “advantages”? That’s about the only advantage I can see. Something tells me that the shoes will be more uncomfortable than conventional shoes. See how extra long (and flat at the front) it is? But what is a little extra inconvenience so you can take the world’s most amazing selfies?
If you have thighs that weigh a pound though, I don’t see how you will be using this, seeing that you need your leg up in the air. Ooops! That didn’t come out right. Still, you get the picture. You just might need to get into a workout programme and get fitter if you plan on using a selfie shoe.
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.