No, it’s not a click-bait headline – it seems the latest in travel tech is indeed a pair of vibrating shoes. They’re called “Sneakairs“, made by budget airline Easyjet, and are a pair of trainers that are designed to help you navigate your way through a new city using vibrations.
Suspend your disbelief for a moment and let us explain… Syncing the trainers to a navigation app on your smartphone, the shoes guide you to your destination using a series of vibrations that communicate different instructions: go left, go right, you’ve reached your destination.
The idea, apparently, is to “help customers explore new cities with ease, enabling them to take in their surroundings without getting lost.”
We’re not entirely convinced, perhaps because we love maps – old, new and digital – or maybe because it just seems like a step (no pun intended) too far. What do you think? Let us know below…