If at first you don’t succeed…

… try, try again. 失敗は成功のもと.

Another saying that’s relevant here: “Necessity is the mother of invention” — the problem with the first iteration of this invention was that nobody needed it.

Read more at NPR: “After A Failed Launch, Smart Shoe Benefits From A Reboot”

And find out more about SolePower

Debate and discussion questions / writing prompts:

  • Would you like to have shoes that charge your phone as you walk?
  • Would you be more interested if they came in other styles than work boots?
  • How much would you be willing to pay for shoes like this?
  • What ways can you imagine this “find me!” (like the “find my phone” app) technology might be useful?
  • But isn’t this just one more way our privacy is being breached?
  • What other kinds of technology would you like to have in your shoes?