Magic Shoes

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

We all loved "Back to the Future," didn't we? All those cool futuristic gadgets, cars that ran on trash, just a world of imagination, not real. Uh uh! Sometimes things actually do come true.

Okay I was not going to do a post today but this young lady just inspired me! You all know how I love my Grandmother, you know she is 91 and has trouble with so many things we take for granted, just a fact of getting old. I am happy to report there is someone else who feels the same. Except she did something.

The inventor of these laces has a grandmother whom suffers from Parkinson Disease and has trouble tying her shoes, so in steps a grand daughter. I see this as a real marvel for the elderly.

Often they are forced to wear ugly Velcro shoes or must wait until someone helps them just put shoes on. The fact that they are elderly often means they cannot tie things properly and are susceptible to tripping.

I just wanted to share this video, so enjoy. Now I have to figure out how to get my grandmother to wear these magic shoes. I can hear her now, "those are too flashy and what other colors do they come in?" :D





I like the light on the top also. Sort of a shoe night light. Can you imagine all these 90+ people running around in these.....I can!

Peace....


18 comments:

Kathie @ Just a Happy Housewife said, 

brilliant! I'm sure it wouldn't be marketed for the elderly though...our society doesn't care enough about the elderly. My grandmother is 93 and now, unfortunately, she is in a nursing home. I always knew how it is, but it's different until you see it for yourself.

thanks for posting!

September 28, 2010 at 10:15 AM  
Karen Walker said, 

What a wonderful idea.
Karen

September 28, 2010 at 10:17 AM  
AlexOngNYC said, 

Wowsa! It'll also be cool to see more of the elderly wearing funky shoes like that! But I think there's so many possibilities to it!

Alex

September 28, 2010 at 10:38 AM  
Mary said, 

Way too cool! Everybody over 80 should be given a pair.

September 28, 2010 at 10:59 AM  
arlee bird said, 

Interesting. I'd wear shoes like that. Maybe some other more conservative designs would have a greater appeal to the elderly folks.

Lee
Tossing It Out

September 28, 2010 at 11:32 AM  
N. R. Williams said, 

I want them. Yeah, I think the elderly will benefit but many won't want a new fangled something or other. My Mom is great. She will probably enjoy them.
Nancy
N. R. Williams, fantasy author

September 28, 2010 at 12:32 PM  
Journaling Woman said, 

You are so fortunate to have your grandmother still on Earth. If my grans were still alive they would be in their 90s and 100. I miss them very much.

My goal is to be the coolest great-gran there ever was.

T

September 28, 2010 at 1:35 PM  
Alex J. Cavanaugh said, 

Now those are some cool shoes.

And did you know they are remaking Back to the Future? So wrong.

September 28, 2010 at 1:42 PM  
Jennifer Shirk said, 

WHOA, those are some high-tech shoes!!
I'd wear 'em! :)

September 28, 2010 at 3:59 PM  
welcome to my world of poetry said, 

Those are some shoes Jules imagine this grandmother with a pair on running around the park ending up on my slide.?
Wonderful post and I hope your grandmother is feeling well.

Take care.
Yvonne.

September 28, 2010 at 4:53 PM  
welcome to my world of poetry said, 

Those are some shoes Jules imagine this grandmother with a pair on running around the park ending up on my slide.?
Wonderful post and I hope your grandmother is feeling well.

Take care.
Yvonne.

September 28, 2010 at 4:53 PM  
Tammy said, 

I can hear it now:
"Can I have some cool shoes like Grandma?"

"Sorry, honey, but you're too young!"

THAT would be fun.

September 28, 2010 at 5:10 PM  
Katie Gates said, 

Just came by to thank you for all your recent visits to my site. And...cool shoes! But how do they know when the owner wants to take them off???

September 28, 2010 at 11:38 PM  
Corine said, 

Those are awesome! The funny part though is that they don't look like the kind of shoes the elderly would choose. However, with the features... I did just imagine a bunch of elderly running around in those - and I laughed! ...love it! :D What an awesome granddaughter!

September 29, 2010 at 9:20 AM  
Green Monkey said, 

great idea..... always enjoy my time spent here!

September 29, 2010 at 12:40 PM  
Stephen Tremp said, 

Very cool. I work as a caregiver/companion with my wife from time to time and I can see how this would be a hug benefit to the elderly and a definite upgrade from those ugly velcro shoes. Thanks for posting!

Stephen Tremp

September 29, 2010 at 7:01 PM  
kobico said, 

I visited her site. I hope she can rais enough capital, and beat Nike to the market... and I hope her design is different enough to avoid being sued by Nike. Maybe they'll offer to buy her out ;-)

September 29, 2010 at 11:30 PM  
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