With the Chuck Taylor All Stars, Converse is trying to create a new type of shoe that not only fits the rock and roll lifestyle, but actually helps to make it.

The project derives by a prototype of 2013 made by Cute Circuit:


The sole of the All Star uses a micro-sensor that mimics a potentiometer used in wah pedals to pick up foot movement and sending it over Bluetooth to a Mac or iPhone running an effect simulator.

The company hasn’t announced when it will begin selling the Chuck Taylor All Wahs.

The clip above shows guitarist J. Mascis testing the sneaker:


Ok, it’s all really cool … but is usable in ‘real life’, like a real “Cry Baby” pedal?