Fancy Footwear Can Turn Into Walkie-Talkies; Sean Miles Design May Go Viral

February 7, 2013, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Shoes and phones were different things till yesterday. But it looks like the recycling of phones should be needing a major turn and shoes can be the answer to that.

Designer Sean Miles has come up with some ideas that involves embedding recycled phones into shoes so that they can be used as walkie-talkies.

Designer Sean Miles built the quirky art piece using old Nokia and LG handsets sent in by O2 Recycle customers, who no longer had a use for them. He has made them into iconic footwear that includes a Christian Louboutin heel, a classic men’s brogue, a Nike Air trainer and a Hunter Welly.

Shoe phone

These walkie-talkies are transformed by combining recycled handsets and vintage shoes to create fully functional phones that double as pieces of desirable art. Each walkie-talkie performs exactly as a normal phone would, the keypad being incorporated into the sole of each shoe.

The mobile phone upcycling project has been created by O2 Recycle, which pays up to about $405 to those who recycle their gadgets. Miles isn’t planning on stopping at shoes, either. The designer has his eye on phone-bags and phone-gloves next.

O2 recycling has also been attracting so much of attention these days. They are offering a service that will enable people to deliver their old handsets to without even spending a penny and in return the owners will get a small amount of money.

In a world where the e-waste is piling up, there needs to be ways for recycling all these electronic junk and Sean Miles indeed kicks off a new trend in recycling as well.

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