Boots that do the walking for you!!!

boots that do the walking for you - april fools 2017

Hot off the press – Electric hiking boots revolutionise walking holidays

I am not a hiker but when this press release popped into my inbox I was intrigued. At first I thought wow a boot that will do the walking for me but its not quite advanced as that – But how cool would a boot that could walk for you be!! It does however offer a boost button so when you are struggling going up a hill it will help, great for anyone like me who is a bit lazy.

Instead this was about a State-of-the-art, first-of-its-kind electric boot with built-in GPS navigation. Still a pretty cool concept, I cant read amps so if my boots can do it for me and I have the chance of never getting lost I am still interested in getting a pair.

boots that do the walking for you

Headwater are a leading walking holiday specialist and they have designed and developed this hi-tech E-boot, available from 1 April 2017, which uses a sat-nav style GPS navigation to guide walkers. It uses built-in gadgets – including audio GPS route navigation, three gears and a solar-powered panel. 

“With less breaks and stops to rest tired feet, walkers will have more time to soak up their surroundings and make the most of their holiday. And as the boots are pre-mapped with their routes by Headwater before giving them to customers, there’s less need to worry about unfolding large maps or getting lost, because the built-in GPS navigation will do all the hard work. It will even notify you immediately if you’ve gone off-track, so you’ll know to turn back.”

 Product specifications

  • Colour: Blue and white
  • Headwater-branded nubuck leather hiking boots
  • Waterproof leather upper
  • Weathertight waterproof and breathable textile lining
  • Padded ankle and tongue
  • Built-in GPS antenna (hidden) with pre-mapped route directions
  • Built-in speaker for voice navigation
  • Boost button in heel – for those steep hills
  • 3-gear selector button on side of boot
  • “Sole-r” panels – no need to charge
  • Visual battery indicator and vibrate alert
  • Neon lighting for visibility
  • Easy-to-use breaking mechanism to slow down
  • Off button so you can walk unassisted whenever you like.

Available in all full sizes for men and women, the e-boot is a revolutionary piece of kit for walking enthusiasts. Headwater are offering the boots on-loan at no extra cost* to customers who have booked a walking holiday in 2017. They’re available on a first-come-first-served basis, so early booking is recommended. Following the introductory offer, it is possible to hire e-boots for holidays at a supplement of £50 per person.

Find out more here

Sounds cool doesn’t it, however have you noticed the date of today. Its the 1st of April – Happy April fools day!!!!!

 Information provided by Headwater. Thanks for giving me a laugh but seriously you need to invent these I want a pair!!!!