A Needed Thing for This Day and Age


Clearly, our technology has had to match our busy schedules. For those of us who are on their feet all day, you might be in the need of a pair of vibrating shoes. Ah yes, that’s right, shoes that will give a little mini-massage on the part where you need it most: your feet. I personally think that all fast food companies, big-name retailers need to shell out for some vibrating shoes.

If you would like to buy a pair for yourself, there is quite a bit of competition. One of these vibrating shoe companies, aptly named Good Vibrations, has put out a shoe that will vibrate, yet will not irritate your skin because it is emitted at a very high frequency. They still have that shaky feeling, like whatever they put in Tickle Me Elmo dolls. These Good Vibrations have an AC outlet for a charge that lasts about an hour. They also have an on/off switch in case you don’t want the vibration anymore, which has been known to happen.

Another vibrating shoe comes from designer Jacob Matthew, who is famous for fitting speakers in all sorts of odd places. For example, a couch he designed put the speakers under your…cushions. Don’t ask me why he feels a need to put speakers in all sorts of weird places, but his latest design is practical as well as artistic. To be honest, I don’t know if this actually works, but he has put speakers in high-heeled shoes. Considering the torturous pain that comes from wearing high heels, then you can understand why they would need some massaging action. Assuming the speakers do play, I think a little sound action would do wonders for the sole.

Doctors have recommended them for those who stand around all day, along with arthritis sufferers. There is also evidence to show that older people who wear shoes with specially designed vibrating insoles are less likely to hurt themselves from falling over.

Once again, it seems like our technology is trying to tell us something. In this case, maybe we should really take a load off. I remember the age where you would soak your feet in a big bowl of warm water at the end of a hard day. I find it amazing how something so simple can be replaced with an even more complicated machine.

Are we moving into an age where we will depend on our vibrating shoes just to make it through the day? Some of us already depend on coffee to get us up in the morning, the last thing we need is some new addition for the end of the day. However, it is so like us to latch onto new technology such as this.