Samsung appears to be venturing into a new market: smart sneakers. The company recently presented the Shortcut Sneaker, a unique and extremely limited model that promises to bring a somewhat different way to interact with your smartphone

Developed in collaboration with Cheil Benelux, Elitac Wearables, Brut Amsterdam and designer Roel van Hoff, the sneaker is described as “the sneaker of the future” and it’s not hard to see why.

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Smart sneakers work through sensors

The Shortcut Sneaker allows users to control their Samsung cell phones through foot movements. Equipped with motion sensors in the soles, smart sneakers can track the position of your feet and translate these movements into commands for your cell phone.

For example, a perfect moonwalk might trigger the phone to call your mother, while a tap dance might trigger music playback. In total, there are five shortcuts that can be activated with five unique movements, ensuring an interactive and fun experience.

Only 6 models will be produced

Unfortunately, for those who were already excited about the news, this release is extremely exclusive, with only six pairs available. Samsung developed the Shortcut Sneaker especially for its Samsung Members fan base, which means you won’t find this product in Samsung’s online store or any sneaker retailer.

The unique design of the smart sneaker, inspired by the Galaxy line, was created by Roel van Hoff and uses materials reminiscent of meteorites and supernovae, with every detail referencing Samsung products.

Smart tennis draw in the Netherlands

For Samsung fans in the Netherlands, there is an exclusive opportunity to get a pair of these innovative smart sneakers. The company is holding a giveaway for Samsung Members, who can participate through the app until July 9, 2024.

The winner will be announced in the second week of July, offering a unique chance to own a piece of Samsung’s technological and fashion innovation.

Even though Samsung’s Shortcut Sneaker is not a truly commercial product, it shows how much the wearables market can still evolve in terms of technology. Combining the ability to control mobile devices through foot movements and a design that pays homage to the Galaxy line, the new sneaker ends up presenting a very interesting combination of fashion and technology.

Source: sammobile


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