Here come the most futuristic shoes hitting the Nike Mags. Virgin America has launched a pair of sneakers which they have dubbed the “First Class Shoe.” is an airline company doing releasing sneakers, is what wondering on earth. It seems like a marketing stunt for promoting its first class facilities.
Virgin America paired with a Milanese firm called SearchnDesign to manufacture the shoes. The shoes are designed to reproduce the first class facilities offered by Virgin America. The pair of shoes comes with a built-in WiFi hotspot which enables you to provide WiFi for your mobile devices in transit.
It also sports mood lighting option which let people around you to know how you’re feeling. A USB port is also provided for charging, and a display is also built into the tongue of the shoe. However, the display is found to be odd placement which is actually unable to see.
At present, the company is auctioning the only available pair on Ebay, and the bid in the auction currently stands at $8,700 (approximately Rs 5,80,000).
The earnings from the bid will be donated for a non-profit charity Soles4Souls, committed to fighting poverty through the distribution of clothes and shoes. The shoes will be delivered in a custom-made plexiglass display case along with LED lighting.