menu

Shoes Replace The Traditional High Heel Click-Clack With Atypical Sounds [Video]

Shoes Replace The Traditional High Heel Click-Clack With Atypical Sounds [Video]
culture

Play the piano with your feet, or walk on water thanks to an interesting new take on footwear.

Ross Brooks
  • 15 october 2013

Yuri Suzuki has a long-standing relationship with sound, including a taxi that transforms city noise into music and a robot that scans drawings in place of musical notation, but now the designer has turned his attention to fashionable footwear. Leading a workshop called “Sound Of The Heels,” his aim was to redesign the traditional “click-clack” sound associated with high heels.

Suzuki worked with students from ECAL studying Media & Interaction Design and Industrial Design, including Cyrille Verdon, Renaud de Francesco, Marc Dubois, Aurélien Haslebacher to create a pair of heels that defy the norm. The resulting shoes can emit sounds as if the wearer was walking through gravel, water, and even an oversized piano.

sound-of-heels-yuri-suzuki-2

As part of the “Mind The Beep” workshop, Suzuki also approached other areas of everyday life such as alarm clocks, the ringing sound of a mobile phone and bike bells. In the meantime, be sure to watch the video and see how sound could be the new way to distinguish your shoes from all the others already out there.

Yuri Suzuki

culture
Trending

DIY Kit Lets You Build Your Own Wooden Bike, Boat Or Caravan

Design & Architecture
Culture Today

Messaging Add-On Helps You Correct Your Friends’ Bad Grammar

An iMessage sticker pack will help you copyedit text messages

Automotive Today

Mercedes-Benz Introduces A New Electric Mobility Brand

The separate entity aims to simplify the identification of Mercedes EV products to customers

Trending

Get PSFK's Related Report: Future of Automotive

See All
Mobile Today

Tinder’s New Feature Makes Swiping A Group Effort

The dating app wants to democratize its gestural interaction by buying in to the social polling trend pervasive among millennials

Related Expert

Cory Ondrejka

Engineering, Digital Products, Software

Syndicated Today

Autonomous Garbage Drone Prevents Trash From Reaching Deep Ocean

The solar-powered WasteShark collects refuse closer to the source: the harbor

Automotive Today

Aston Martin Reveals Its Own Luxury Powerboat

The sleek AM37 echoes styling elements from the British brand's sports cars

Advertising Today

An Escort Website Fights Violence Against Sex Workers

The advocacy campaign from McCann aims uncover the human toll of the exploitative industry

PSFK LABS REPORT

Future Of Automotive
Scenarios Driving The Digital Transformation Of An Industry
NEW

PSFK Op-Ed september 27, 2016

Modern Workplace Culture: No More Fat Cats Or Kissing Ass

Samar Birwadker, CEO & Co-Founder of Good & Co, on designing shared organizational values to optimize employee happiness and success

PSFK Labs Yesterday

The 10 Steps To Discover, Hire, Develop Your Next Leader

PSFK's Future of Work report outlines key steps in the employee development path to empower next-gen leaders

Culture Today

LIFE Magazine Relaunches In Pure VR

The general interest periodical, which ceased publication in 2000, has turned into a portal for virtual reality content

Mobile Today

Reorder This Detox Drink With A Simple Text Message

Dirty Lemon is streamlining its communication by letting customers place orders, ask product questions and request help exclusively through chat

Op-Ed Today

The Future Of The American Workforce Requires Unbundling College Education

President of JetBlue Technology Ventures: developing corporate education programs for non-traditional students

Retail Today

Gilt’s Pop-Up House Is The Kind Of Store You’ll Want To Live In

The New York City townhouse plays host to the latest in retail inspiration, curation, and lifestyle activation (and some libations, too)

PSFK LABS REPORT

Future Of Work
Cultivating The Next Generation Of Leaders
NEW

Mobile Today

Registering To Vote Is Now Just A Text Away

A new bot aims to mobilize underrepresented groups this election season through SMS and Facebook Messenger

Africa Today

Virtual Reality Game Gives Lessons About Emergency Birth Care

LIFE is a serious tool that takes advantage of new technology to help save lives

Luxury Today

Shoe Repair Has Moved Onto Your Phone

Cobbler Concierge is an on-demand service to get your footwear fixed online

No search results found.