In specialty leasing, I get a million calls a week from people wanting to start a business in one of my malls. 99% of the time, the concepts are super boring, being done everywhere, and I just can’t stand the thought of having any more in my mall (eg skin care, cell phone cases, hair straighteners, etc). Then, once in a while, a really great concept comes along that gets me super excited. If someone wants to do this concept with me, I’ll bend over backwards to get you in my mall.
Shiftwear is a really neat idea. Do you remember that a few years ago, people figured out how to make flexible display screens? Well, the fine folks at Shiftwear, a new startup company currently on Indiegogo did the first practical thing with that technology and decided to slap a bendable screen on a pair of shoes.
The result is this beautiful piece of next-generation footwear. Not only can the shoes show static images, but they can show videos. And my favorite part? The shoes recharge AS YOU WALK. That’s right, the kinetic energy of you walking throughout your day recharges the batteries in these shoes.
Do you have a good idea on what to put on the shoes? Well, you can download an easy-to-use app and upload it wirelessly to your shoes on the go. Check out this video below.
This is easily one of the most exciting concepts I’ve seen in a good while, and you better believe I’m going to be looking for people that are willing to carry these.