12 Jan '12, 3am

Tired of walking? American inventor designs 'spnKiX' motorised shoes

Tired of walking? American inventor designs 'spnKiX' motorised shoes

Industrial designer Peter Treadway shows off a pair of battery powered motorised shoes at the Consumer Electronics Show on Jan 11, 2012 in Las Vegas. -- PHOTO: AFP LAS VEGAS (AFP) - Tired of walking? An American inventor has designed a pair of motorised shoes. The battery powered high-tech footware called 'spnKiX' resemble a cross between a ski boot and a roller skate with oversized wheels and are among the gadgets on display at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. A user straps the motorised skates on to their shoes and away they go, gliding smoothly along at speeds of up to 16kmh. The futuristic shoes are the brainchild of Peter Treadway, a Los Angeles-based industrial designer. 'I've been developing some form of wearable transportation since the 1990s but just in the last, say like eight years, I realised the real necessity for it,' Mr Treadway told AFP. 'I...

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