The other day I was sitting at my table with my wife eating dinner at a restaurant. In comes a family with a couple of kids. I'll be honest and admit that I have no children so maybe my tolerance is low. But, I do like kids and I have dogs which can be awfully irritating themselves at times. So, back to the family... they have a pre-teen boy who is skating through the restaurant on those shoes with the wheels in the heels. I don't think those shoes are a big deal on a sidewalk, or at a park or something like that. But, in a restaurant, I think that they are just a little inappropriate. Not so much the shoes themselves, but the act of skating with them is what I'm talking about. Could I just wear my rollerblades into an Olive Garden and not expect somebody to notice? OK, let's move on.
Here is a story
about a hacked pair of Heeleys. The goal was to be able to harvest energy from the rolling shoes. The execution includes a small generator and an LCD screen. The rest of the details can be
. If you insist on wearing these shoes, consider doing some good with them. Or, you know... just don't wear them at all. Whatever. I must be getting old!
[Source: xncroft via