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The E-shoe by Chicks on Speed (COS) is the world’s first wireless, high heeled shoe guitar. The E-shoe was made in collaboration with Siberian born shoe designer Max Kibardin, MID and Hangar’s interaction lab. Shoe jewellery made by Marc Monzó and sounds made with Boris Garcia Godas and Panoxa.com. The E-shoe is capable of triggering sounds wirelessly using midi. This shoe is part of the Objekt Instruments series of works by Chicks on Speed. Chicks on Speed is a multidisciplinary art group working on art, craft, fashion, music and new media.
The E-Shoe was exhibited in SonarMàtica (Sónar 2010, International Festival of Advanced Music and New Media). In 2011 top model Kate Moss was featured wearing the E-Shoe in a shoot by photographer Mario Testino, which was made to celebrate Vogue Brazil’s 36th anniversary.
Pictures by Gilmar Ribeiro.

Technologies
  • Capacitive sensors
  • E-shoe’s industrial design and mecanics
  • Custom hardware with wireless communication
  • Sound
  • Credits
  • Artist: Chicks on Speed
  • Design and manufacture: MID, Max Kibardin
  • Electronics implementation: Hangar Interaction Laboratory
  • Jewellery: Marc Monzó.
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