The New “living shoe”

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These shoes have bacteria in them. On purpose. Is your mind blown yet? Here’s a video to explain the different layers of the new shoe Puma has released in conjunction with MIT design.

Now, I’m a little creeped out by the fact that there are product-eating microorganisms in the sole of something I put on my foot. The idea alone though, makes me want to try it out.

What I want to know is, how did someone think of this?? Puma: let’s put bacteria in the soles of our shoes. MIT: we can do that.

I mean, c’mon that’s some space age stuff right there. I don’t really know what else to say, except I definitely want to see these in person one day!