Get your kicks with Light Kicks

By Melissa Platero, CCNN Writer

LED shoes
Turn your sneakers into mega LED displays.

If you’ve ever wanted to leave a trail of shiny sparks behind your feet like the Flash, have we got news for you. Get ready to turn those boring ol’ sneakers into light-up shoes with Light Kicks!

First of all, you don’t need to buy special shoes for this gadget. Just strap on the programmable light strips, pick from 16 different colors, and then adjust the brightness. The multi-color LED tech is then ready to go, and because it’s motion reactive, you can tap your feet to the beat and put on a glowy show!

Whether you want to arrive to the school dance with buzzworthy brilliance, or just make sure cars can see you during a late night walk with the dog, Light Kicks will sync with your step for a dazzling display. Also, you don’t need to worry about them running out of batteries quickly, because they’ll turn off after 2 minutes when left alone.

Depending on your preference, you can choose from 5 different modes with a remote control at your fingertips. Want it on all the time? “Constant on” will keep those sneakers lit up continuously. Want a blinking light every time you put that foot down? “Flash” ensures that a single color ignites with each step! “Strobe” makes those shoes blink 3 times whenever you set that heel down, while “Fade” switches it up by fading on and off every step. “Smooth” setting will alternate between two colors, catching the eyes of every passerby.

For $39.99, this Gadget of the Week can be yours, but just make sure not to go splashing around in any puddles – they’re not water-resistant! Also, you’ll want to have 6 1.5V AAA batteries on hand, since they’re not included.

Images courtesy of ThinkGeek.