Energy Shoes

by Andy Polaine on October 20, 2008

in General


NTT’s energy-generating shoes (above) are amongst the many similar ideas I had and never did anything about. Sigh. Here’s the proof from 9 years ago.

Mine wouldn’t have looked like I’d just stepped in a puddle of glue and then into a pile of old circuit boards though, unlike those ones above.

The idea was that they would clip into “conduit clothing” so that you could power up anything anywhere on your person. They also had an optional “heel plug” so that you leech power from public spaces where there were outlets for the cleaners’ vacuum cleaners.

(I just realised I didn’t have any of this old writing uploaded from when I moved hosts years ago. The true historical proof is at

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

1 tim October 24, 2008 at 1:00 pm

hm, socks in sandals? you have been become quite a good German!

2 Andy Polaine October 24, 2008 at 4:03 pm

That’s not me! Good Lord! I’d never do that, unlike you with your khaki shorts, white long socks and sandals on the beach.

3 tim October 26, 2008 at 1:23 pm

who’s the you here ? (perusing my flickr photos for incriminating sandal shots)

4 Andy Polaine October 26, 2008 at 1:43 pm

You mean you don’t wear the time-honoured German Tourist outfit?

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