Indian startup Ducere Technologies Pvt. is going to start selling its Bluetooth enabled Lechal shoes for more than $100 a pair in September. The shoes sync up with a smartphone app that uses Google maps and vibrate to tell users when and where to turn to reach their destination.
According to Ducere co-founder, 30 year-old Krispian Lawrence, the idea for the smartshoe originally grew out of an endeavor aimed at helping sight-impaired Indians who rely on walking canes to get around.
“The shoes are a natural extension of the human body,” said Lawrence. “You will leave your house without your watch or wristband, but you will never leave your house without your shoes.”