treadway mobility motorized shoes
treadway mobility motorized shoes treadway mobility motorized shoes
jul 11, 2010

treadway mobility motorized shoes

more than shoes that help you walk better, these shoes will literally walk for you since they are completely motorized. the design is the creation of peter treadway who created these lightweight, strap-on shoes that are wirelessly controlled. the shoes attach onto the wearer’s existing shoes, providing them with wheels on each foot. the shoes are rechargeable and are intended to help people travel in between other modes of transpiration, helping people move away from always driving in cars.

  • why are you taking the bus if your foot is motorized?

    bp says:
  • lazy fuc.ks

    rok says:
  • These are ridiculous

    n says:
  • Just walk

    common sense says:
  • There is a more efficient device that does this, it is called a skateboard.

    why says:
  • Good Job guys!…I like it!

    marco says:
  • I think I would rather just use a skateboard or a bike although I was pleasantly surprised by the amount of control the guy in the video had.


    Infinite Night says:
  • i see why we need TREADWAY. it’s for the last mile- if your house is kinda not too close or not too far from the bus stop, you can use them to get u to it easily and faster (than walk) without driving; or go to a nearby grocery shopping without driving. it seems like u still need to use muscle to run it, so it’s NOT LAZY! Love it, GO TREADWAY!

    pcdindin says:
  • This gives a whole new meaning to “lead foot”. Whoever buys this is by no means lazy.

    A sedentary person may only average 1,000 to 3,000 steps a day. It takes just over 2,000 steps to walk one mile for most people. I would be surprised if the battery pack can last a quarter mile before losing speed.

    So not only will you have to charge the treadway several times a day but you have to strap it on and take it off daily.

    Not to mention how awkward your walk and posture would be as if you’re walking on Jupiter.

    Kudos to the creator but IMHO, the only practical application for this is in a large indoor environment such as an office or terminal where the floor is always smooth, clean, and dry. As a suggestion, the treadway should be made so that it can be shared among other people who’ll just step in the shoes, go to their destination, park in a designated charging station and step off.

    rjayn says:
  • It sure is fun, but I guess that is the best application of this right now. The shoes look ridiculous and I am affraid (do not know) that they will be heavy as well as the terrible battery pack on your back.

    The interaction is something which troubles me even more, it looks as if the designer has just chosen the easiest way out (design a button on your hand) but this means you always have a hand in use to control your movement, this is usually not the case when you are walking from the one place to another in a city. And besides that it seems very unnatural to control your feet with your hands. Wouldn’t it be more interesting to for example make the wheel spin when you spin the wheel using your feet? It would start spinning slowly and if you do not interrupt the spinning it would go faster. Something like that is more conventient, more understandable and I think also more fun since it requires some skill to operate.

    Thijs Roumen says:
  • I think this could be a fun idea. Might get some more people to “walk” to nearby stores than drive. The design sketches look promising.
    The thing I don’t like is the attached remote. A wireless one would be simple enough I think. I think a good alternative solution would be a pressure sensor. when you push down on them they start moving slow. the more you push down the faster they go. Of course each one would have to be adjusted to the person’s own weight, but its just an idea.
    Keep it up and make it look nice I’ll consider buying one!

    thisguy says:
  • Awesome, nice product development and experimentation

    Mike Wedzina says:
  • When you are able to concentrate it, it´s going to be awesome, for now it´s too clumbsy to be practical…

    Criticism says:

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