Countries: Netherlands & France

Tomiya Product: Music shoes dactylically named ‘Sound steps’


Dutch fashion tech research and development studio POPKALAB have partnered up with French music & technology start-up Phonotonic and French footwear manufacturer Stéphane Gontard, who has an acknowledged experience in shoe making.  With Phonotonic’s pioneering ‘sound creation through movement’ technology as a starting point, the partnership has created a pair of multi-tech shoes that interact with the wearer to allow them to create sounds through their own movements.  With this product, the teams are hoping to democratise the creation of music, enabling anyone to create sounds that are broadcasted through an inbuilt speaker, synchronised with foot movements