Monday, July 19, 2010


You've got to love a wacky shoe tale.

US inventor Peter Treadway has developed a gizmo that motorizes your shoes.

Let's say you want to take public transportation (eek!) to a meeting but your destination is about a kilometre away from the station. Sure, you could call a cab, wait around for a bus, or break a sweat walking but if you don't have the time to spare or don't want to wrangle with bus schedules that match up to train schedules, you might be tempted to scrap the whole plan and just drive.

That's the problem Treadway aims to solve.

Treadways are motorized shoe attachments that can be used as a 'last-mile' transportation solution that you strap on where public transit drops you off. Designer Peter Treadway recently entered his personal mobility solution for the James Dyson Award (namesake of the famous vacuum cleaner re inventor), a competition for newly minted design engineers who have invented a product that solves a problem.

For images & more info got to CarTech.

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