Tap dancing used to be ‘a thing’ back in the 1930s. That was when Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers were at their peak, movies still relied on hour-long dance routines, and becoming a professional tap dancer was seen as a viable career path. Some 80 years later tap dancing is being named dropped on websites like this thanks to the unlikeliest of sources: Adidas.
Designed by Didier Brun, the Adidas Megalizer is a concept shoe that allows you to make music/noise with pressure sensitive pads. There’s one on the front, one on the back, and they can be customised to make whatever the hell kind of sound you want – everything from a drum snare to a drugged-by-rave ‘wooosh’. It’s part of the company’s new MEGA collection, which apparently is a French sub-division they have going.
While it’s all a bit useless for walks to the corner store, if you have the requisite amplifier, a couple of friends and several-years’ worth of dance training, you can impress passing strangers with tap-inspired routines like this: