Nevertheless, I remain unconvinced that these shoes are even possible, much less that they will ship. I have seen no evidence that the folks behind this project have any clue what they should be doing next.
That said, if you want to back the project as a gamble, you can find it over at Indiegogo. I backed it for a dollar, and if I could afford it I would go back and get a pair of the shoes (just so I could promise to eat them if they ship on schedule).
The Wove is a smartwatch/wristband product that needs to accomplish a couple major engineering feats: wrapping the screen around a wrist, and repeating that action multiple times. Shiftwear, on the other hand, has to pull off at least a half-dozen major engineering feats, including developing a new screen shape, mounting the screens on shoes, and ruggedizing those screens.
Everyone has great ideas but that does not mean they work or sell. If your men can work all those hours trying to get this product up and running, if he is smart as you as he is, he would have got his shit together before he put in on the web. He should not have called it shiftwear, he should have called it Give me your money wear. A smart man would have asked for investors to finance his product . How smart can he really be. Shut things down and ask for investors in stead of conning people with a product you dont have thats what a smart mean would do.
If you're the sort to buy multiple pairs of sneakers just to make sure your footwear is always fashionable, you might soon have a way to save a lot of money. David Coelho is crowdfunding ShiftWear, or sneakers that have color e-paper displays in their sides. You only need a mobile app to change your look at a moment's notice (there are promises of a shoe design store), and you can even use animations if you're feeling ostentatious. The shoes are machine-washable, and the e-paper consumes virtually no power if you're using static imagery -- there's even talk of walk-to-charge tech that would save you from ever having to plug in or swap batteries.
Coelho is definitely ambitious: while ShiftWear has a $25,000 baseline goal, it'll take $250,000 or more to comfortably make these wearables a reality. However, it won't cost you too much to help out and get some shoes in return. Pledging $150 will set aside a pair of ShiftWear L1s (the low-cut model), and it only costs more if you're looking for some higher-cut options. There's no guarantee that the team will pull this off, but the prospect of ever-changing kicks may be hard to resist. 59ce067264