Digitsole’s Warm Series

Bluetooth-connected, app-controlled, heated insoles

Many know the comfort and support benefits of insoles but French start-up Digitsole has gone above and beyond with their recently released “Warm Series.” The brand’s founder has been developing heated insoles for a decade, but this latest iteration introduces a major advancement. With Digitsole’s Warm Series, which we explored during CES this year, the insoles are app-connected by way of the Bluetooth, and a …

Hopp Studios Shoes

Footwear by a former Opening Ceremony designer doesn't sacrifice style for comfort

We all have our comfy shoes lined up by the door: ready for action when we check the mail or run to the grocery store, but sadly they don’t often get to see any sunshine on days with meetings, work dinners, etc. These temples of relief aren’t particularly known for looking stylish—perhaps it’s the price of comfort. Enter Hopp Studios, Eree Kim’s design that is …

CH25: Kegan Schouwenburg

Revolutionizing orthotics with a mobile phone

Mention “orthotics” and most will hobble away quickly to avoid the Grandma-shoe stigma. But NYC-based start-up SOLS is simplifying the process with a non-invasive digital fitting that results in corrective insoles customized to your needs. The 3D-printing system, which SOLS built entirely in-house, is “the only end-to-end platform which enables scalable mass-customization of physical goods with an iPhone,” says founder Kegan Schouwenburg. Schouwenburg—a Pratt graduate—grew …