• It was announced a while ago but wanted to say how happy I am to have been asked to select Dress of the Year 2013 at Fashion Museum in Bath. My choice was this @christopherkanestudio SS13 beauty.
  • Love this concertina beach scene print on @marios_official tote available at @therefineryhk now! #PMQIS
  • Congrats to my cousin @elizabethlauldn and her new shop @therefineryhk in the new PMQ building @PMQHKDesign #PMQIS much love for @BernstockSpeirs bunny ears!
  • Love that I always see the best pieces by Brit designers abroad @nicoll_studio @liger_hk
  • Swash land at @liger_hk Patterson St store #SwashLondon

>> I'm sure that if there was somebody with a modicum of science knowledge looking at the reactions I got whilst wearing these Joanne Stoker LED boots, they'd be laughing like hyenas.  There is in fact nothing out of the scientific norm or particularly progressive about embedding lights into clothing or apparel but somehow even though we're in 2012, a lit-up heel can still get a noisy clamour of reactions that range from "That's soooooo cool!" to "Oh my god, it's like magic!"  Cue scoffing laughs from characters from The Big Bang Theory, who then proceed to tell us that actually, it's not magic, it's just a simple electronic chip.  

Joanne Stoker provides some very sound instructions that go with these LED shoes to ensure that they're not light up novelty shoes that die after a few wears or require unobtainable batteries.  If you're like me and can't be bothered to replace light bulbs that are slightly more specialist than the normal ones, then Stoker's solution for lit-up shoes is pretty fool-proof.  The lights are turned on and off with a little magnetic swipe (that handily sticks to Stoker's magnetic business card) and the shoes can be recharged via USB, lasting up to five hours per charge.  The plexiglass heel clearly nod to the art deco skyline of New York, which influenced Stoker's A/W 2011 collection and actually the shoes are perfectly beautiful on their own, without the aid of USB lights.  The lights are therefore a bonus element and come alive at around dusk when you can still see the shape of the boot and the plexiglass casing.  Seeing as these are my first LED shoes, I'm not fully adept at photographing them as well as Luxirare is, but then again, she is a light-up shoe pro, as owner of the Chanel lightbulb heels and a pair of Anastasia Radevich fibre optic boots.  I'll have to hit Luxirare up for any care instructions or tips that this very specific genre of footwear might require.      

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Comments (27)

  1. Shini says:

    I would follow you like some insect methinks.

  2. Sandra says:

    I love it lol !

  3. fenfrances says:

    these are so Bladerunner!

  4. Top Moumoute says:

    very cool, and it’s nice to know that there’s good design behind what could otherwise be a gimmicky idea. I like!

  5. the geek inside of me is screaming AWESOME!!!!
    http://www.closeteddreamer.com

  6. A-freaking-mazing! Scientifically advanced or not… these shoes are SO COOL. I’d definitely love to wear them and think the idea of plugging them into my MacBook Air is absolutely charming.
    Going to go stalk Luxirare’s light up shoes now… as if I needed more reason to obsess over her. xx

  7. lola says:

    I like to think of myself as an amateur scientist and can safely say that these shoes would prompt the same responses from me! They remind me of the trainers I wanted as a kid, La lights or whatever they were called, too expensive for my parents to splash out on but they were well cool!

  8. Aisha says:

    That is soooooo cool!!! I want a pair.
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  9. Sóley says:

    Eek! This is amazing. But it’s still funny how “new” and “crazy” lit up clothes and shoes are…
    - Sóley
    we are purple

  10. Elisa says:

    Wow Suzie that’s so cool! I mean even without the fancy electronic heels they would look amazing. It does show a certain dedication to fashion and style when one starts charging their boots.
    Elisa
    Wandering Minds
    http://ourwanderingminds.tumblr.com/

  11. oh where can you get these? They look awesome- I want some! opheliahorton.wordpress.com xxxx

  12. Val says:

    YEEEEAAAAHHHH!!!!! Awesome!!!! That’s the shizzle wizzle!!!
    xx
    http://www.itislikepassionforpeanutbutter.blogspot.com

  13. anne says:

    that’s interesting

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  15. Love these, I had shoes that lit up when I was five, but they had fire trucks on them and died when I forgot to turn them off one night. These are way cooler, obviouly.
    Material Fixations

  16. Sarade says:

    Reminds me of the recent Project Runway contest using lights.

  17. Lisa Price says:

    These boots are SO fabulous! I love them, just like I love your blog & am now following religiously! Keep posting Dear Fashionista! Xo.
    http://www.lisapriceinc.com

  18. Deadly Bite says:

    Cool! Maybe the next shoes you design should have some LEDs too? :P
    Love! xx

  19. Mel says:

    They are THE most awesome shoes! Staring machines i imagine!!

  20. Jewelryee says:

    so many different style shoes, jealous but like it

  21. Jane Alisa says:

    WOW those shoes are amazing, love the style of the shoe too.

  22. X alex says:

    haha WOW. bet I’ll be one of those you will be laughing at. Afterwards,I’ll volunteer to follow you around so I can watch/ video all the reactions. lol Or maybe this is the future of all shoes.

  23. beng says:

    freaking amazing! i remember the days where rubber shoes also have lights located at the heels too.
    if rubber shoes has it, boots can also have it! lovely!
    Xoxo, Beng
    randomactsofsweetness.org

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