These sneakers vibrate
Sometimes it seems like you can hear a song all the way in your toes. With these new sneakers, you actually can.
Meet the new EP 01 sneakers out of DropLabs. Yes, you read that right. We’re talking about sneakers.
Invented by a man named Brock Seiler, and led by former Beats by Dre CEO Susan Paley, DropLabs aims to take audio to a whole new level by syncing music, movies and other audio to shoes that vibrate the soles of your feet.
It started when Seiler, who works in the music industry, was standing in a side room at a recording studio while a band was recording. He could feel every beat and low note in the song in his feet while standing over this particular patch of floor, and wanted to experience all music like that, as though he could feel the energy of the stage itself.
Eventually, Paley signed on as CEO of DropLabs and the EP 01 was born.
The EP 01 is a slightly chunky sneaker that’s equipped with Bluetooth, a speaker-grade transducer, and a power source to sync with almost any audio. As a movie or music or video game plays, the sneaker picks