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“Technology is sexy. Orthotics, those inserts you put in your shoes to fix your hurting feet, aren’t even close to being sexy. But what happens when you bring in a wicked-smart woman, an iPad and a 3D printer to solve the problem of design versus comfort? You disrupt an industry and sexy happens.”

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“Atlanta-based engineers Kavita and Umaesh Khaitan have debuted a new line of fashion-comfort heels that incorporate gel into the shoe itself. “

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“United Nude unveils its ‘Float’ footwear at its flagship store in New York City”

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“Dolce Vita, the brand beloved for its reasonably priced, fashion-friendly footwear, announced last week that it has sold itself to Steve Madden for $60.3 million in cash. The deal, subject to a working capital adjustment and an earn-out based on future performance, rounds out Dolce Vita’s product design strengths with Steve Madden’s retail and apparel capabilities.”

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Decoded Fashion - Fashion Tech Daily - Dolce Vita
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“This week, Ducere Technologies announced a big step in wearable tech. The India-based firm introduced its latest brand, Lechal (translating to “take me there” in Hindi), which produces footwear soles and insoles featuring tactile feedback technology, often called haptics.

Users enter their destination on a smartphone app, which then connects to the shoes through Bluetooth. The phone’s GPS system will calculate the direction to the intended location and alert the wearer via simple vibrations in the footwear. “

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“Dhairya Dand from MIT Media Lab believes he has a solution to a quickly-emerging issue attached to new age technology : being distracted while we walk. Dand has created what he calls Feel Your Way, a SuperShoe with a motorized insole that tickles the foot to indicate which direction to walk in.”

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“Since Tinder’s launch last October, a number of apps have begun to copy their swiping interface, so much so that other dating service companies have made arrangements to use the same technology. Moving your finger effortlessly across the screen to endorse or denounce a person, place, or thing has a seriously addictive quality to it. Developer Giacomo Summa felt that the addictive nature of that simple gesture was very similar to the way many women feel about shoes. Combining swipes with footwear, he created Stylect, a shoe-shopping app for the digital age.”

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Decoded Fashion - Fashion Tech Daily - Stylect

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“Clarks is rolling out a new iPad foot gauge to measure children’s feet in-store, in a move that could change the annual school shoe buying ritual forever. The iPad gauge, featuring animated Clarks’ characters, Jack Nano and Daisy, measures the child’s foot length via a footplate, before a trained fitter uses a digi-tape to measure the width. The results are relayed to the iPad app, which presents an instant shoe size guide to suggest the best fit.”

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Decoded Fashion - Fashion Tech Daily - Clarks using iPads to Measure Feet