Shoes help protect our feet, they help with fashion, and they help in sports and training where some shoes are better suited for running, while others are better suited for basketball, football, and so on. However apart from that, shoes have remained pretty much the same save for changes in design and materials.

But that’s something that the folks at Digitsole want to change as they have launched the Smartshoe on Kickstarter. For those unfamiliar with Digitsole, the company launched a smart insole back in 2014 that keeps track of things like how many steps you’ve taken, calories burned, and even adjust the temperature of your footwear.

However the insole was only that, an insole, versus the Smartshoe which is an entire sneaker, although for the most part it does what the insole does. This includes gathering health analytics, “Movement sensors analyze pronation, supination, propulsion levels, impact force, fatigue, posture, steps, calories, and more creating precise data that prevents injuries and improves your health.”

The company is also boasting features like auto-tightening, a heated insole, IP66 water-resistance and dust-resistance, and more. The only downside is that the design is fixed, unlike the insole which can be swapped around, but if you like what you see then head on over to its Kickstarter to help fund the project.

Filed in Gadgets >General. Read more about Crowdfunding, Kickstarter and Wearable Tech.

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