Now, 'smart' shoes that hide a portable tent

Aug 18 2013, 14:23 IST
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"Walking Shelter" shoes developed by the company Sibling are meant for instant shelter. (Reuters)
Summary"Walking Shelter" shoes developed by the company Sibling are meant for instant shelter.

For camping lovers tired of carrying bulky tents, these shoes may come as a big relief!

An Australian design company has developed a pair of smart sneakers with an integrated camping tent hidden in the back.

The "Walking Shelter" shoes developed by the company Sibling are meant for instant shelter whenever it's needed.

The shoes is a human shelter stored within a pair of sneakers, the designers said.

Stored compactly in integrated net pockets within the shoe, the shelter expands out and around the body to form an enclosure that relies on the human frame as a supporting structure, the company said on its website.

The shelter accommodates for the body in a variety of ways and can be customised by the user to adapt to a variety of contexts and environments.

The project developed as a one-off prototype could have enormous potential in situations like disasters, homelessness or travelling extremely light. It makes conventional shoes twice as useful.

All the proceeds from the project designed as a concept for shoe company Gorman are going to a charity.

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