In a world where our mobile devices are becoming an extension of our anatomy, sometimes we need additional help to pull away. So, inspired by the digital detox movement, men’s footwear brand Anatomic & Co has collaborated with renowned research institution UCL to create the world’s first “sociable shoe” that doesn’t just connect you to the Internet – it disconnects you from distractions, allowing people to socialise without constant mobile and social media distractions.
Wearers of the said shoe can personalise preferences so that you can manage, and even block notifications to minimise interferences when they are in the company of friends or family (and actually enjoy conversations in the real world instead of the virtual offering we’ve become accustomed to).
Whilst the idea of wearing ‘special tech shoes’ might sound good in theory, the fashionable amongst us may be a tad worried about their physical appearance, fortunately that too has been considered and covered – the result being a stylish classic brogue paired with a thin electric blue rubber sole that matches the shoe’s lower stitching (super trendy too).
We personal applaud this shoe, life’s exhausting enough without all the distractions and we all know how easily we can get distracted, so to help zone into ‘real life’ sounds just too good to be true! We are wondering though are men distracted more than women? Is there going to be a version for women? If so where do we sign up…