Vintage Shoes Upcycled With Old Phones To Create Walkie Talkies
Designer Sean Miles has created footwear containing reused handsets, with the keypad incorporated into the soles.
O2 has collaborated with designer Sean Miles to create fully functional phones using recycled handsets and vintage shoes. This upcycling project, called “Walkie Talkies,” is part of the communication company’s O2 Recycle campaign, which gives money to those who recycle their gadgets and aims to highlight what can happen when you recycle your old handset instead of send it to the landfill.
Miles created four designs using a Christian Louboutin heel, a classic men’s brogue, a Nike Air trainer, and a Hunter Welly. They contain old Nokia and LG handsets sent in by O2 Recycle customers. Each shoe phone, which doubles as a piece of art, can be used like a normal phone as a keypad has been incorporated into the sole.