Converse Wants Musicians To Take A 'Wah-lk' In Their Shoes

By Newsy Staff | June 22, 2016

A new shoe design from Converse is giving a whole new meaning to “footwork.”

The Chet Atkins All Wah integrates a flex sensor to replicate the act of pressing a wah pedal (you know, the thing that makes the "wah wah" sound) and is named after the first musician to ever use the device.

 

 

CuteCircuit x @converse The All Wah brings a new level of freedom to guitar playing, with the sole of the All Star transforming foot movement into Wah modulation, using cutting-edge micro-sensor technology. Simply move your foot as you would using a traditional Wah pedal, and the sneaker does the rest, communicating wirelessly via Bluetooth to the Wah Box for the Wah effect. The All Wah can be used in a classic stage set-up with an Amp or connected to a MAC or iPhone. During February and March 2016, 13 guitarists were selected to take the All Wah Chucks on stage, merging the iconic sneaker with music through technology and style. #music #techstyle #wearabletech #chuckhack #converseallwah #guitar 🎸🎤❤️⭐️ link in bio for more info

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Critical Mass first introduced the prototype in 2013. Now with the help of wearable technology brand CuteCircuit, Converse has managed to get the sneaker off the drawing board and onto the feet of 13 guitarists.

There’s still no word on when or if the sneaker will be available to the public. For now, Converse seems to be taking this new innovation one step at a time.