illuminated shoes by francesca castagnacci image: francesca castagnacci

not satisfied with the idea of purely inactive shoes, some designers are exploring new technology in their designs, including flexible LEDs. designer moritz waldemeyer is no stranger to the intersection of technology and fashion. he is a frequent collaborator with avant-garde designer hussein chalayan. this pair of sneakers by waldemeyer was created for the sneaker brand creative recreation and uses flexible LED panels on the exterior of the shoe. the design is left very raw with the circuitry exposed creating a unique pattern. the other pair of illuminated shoes are by italian designer francesca castagnacci. her approach is much more refined with high heels adorned with fire-fly like LED fiber optics.

illuminated shoes illuminated shoes by francesca castagnacci image: francesca castagnacci

illuminated shoes illuminated shoes by francesca castagnacci image: francesca castagnacci

illuminated shoes illuminated shoes by francesca castagnacci image: francesca castagnacci

illuminated shoesLED sneakers by moritz waldemeyer

illuminated shoesLED sneakers by moritz waldemeyer

via fashioning tech