In his collaboration with the Global Footprint project, designer Dominic Wilcox was given free reign to design any kind of shoe he wanted. What he imagined was heavily inspired by The Wizard of Oz, and the ruby slippers that allowed Dorothy to return to Kansas. Except Wilcox's shoes won't bring the wearer home because of good magic, but because of modern satellite science. That is, Wilcox's oxfords, complete with blood red detailing, brings you home via GPS. The left show points the wearer in the correct direction, while the right shoe is the progress bar. From the designer: 

"After uploading your required destination to the shoes via a piece of custom made mapping software and a USB cable, the GPS, which is embedded in the heel, is activated by a heel click. It then communicates to the wearer via a ring of LED lights to point in the required direction. The shoe with the GPS wirelessly communicates with the right shoe that has a progress bar of lights to show how close you are to the destination."

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