No Place Like Home GPS shoes by Dominic Wilcox

Published on March 11, 2013

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Dominic Wilcox has created a fully functional prototype pair of shoes that will guide you home no matter where you are in the world…

“I was commissioned by the Global Footprint project in Northamptonshire, a place famous for shoe making, to create some shoes. I decided to make a pair of shoes that can navigate you to anywhere you wish to travel to. I thought about the Wizard of Oz and how Dorothy could click her shoes together to go home. After uploading your required destination to the shoes via a piece of custom made mapping software and a USB cable, the GPS, which is embedded in the heel, is activated by a heel click. It then communicates to the wearer via a ring of LED lights to point in the required direction. The shoe with the GPS wirelessly communicates with the right shoe that has a progress bar of lights to show how close you are to the destination.”

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In order to create the fully functioning prototype shoes Wilcox asked local Northampton shoe maker Stamp Shoes to create the bespoke leather shoes to his design.

Dominic Wilcox

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