Pioneer Sneakers Light Your Way With Built-In Headlights

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Designers Feijun Chen & Bin Zhao clearly were reading Skymall when they dreamed up these "Pioneer" sneakers with built-in recharging headlights. They've got a battery inside which charges on each step, using some mysterious tech that doesn't look piezoelectric. Apparently this can power the LEDs in the front for a full 12 hours. So you can, you know: run in the dark down dim-lit streets, or something. Maybe they'd be handy for doggy-do detection? Just a concept, for now. [Yanko design]

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Would be nice if they had tail lights too. I walk for fitness year round and here in the northern climes it gets dark early in the winter. Though I stick primarily to the sidewalks, but I do whatever I can to be visible to motorists (including reflective tape on my jacket) but the movement and light of these might help my visability as well.

Dont run me over, Bro.