This New Shoe Invention is Either Genius or Totally Ridiculous

By Lexi Nisita, Refinery29

Every 1,000 years or so, a new idea comes along and changes everything. An idea that reaffirms the rare, wonderful qualities that make us human. This is probably not that idea.

The name? Kandals The goal? To "redefine the shoe experience." We don't generally think of the "experience" of wearing things to protect your feet from the hard, rough, germ-covered ground as something that needs redefining, but who are we to stomp out change (pun intended)? We assume they're called Kandals because of their kan-do attitude, and in case you're wondering, no, they're not mandals designed by Kourtney Kardashian. They're scented shoes, and they're organic, sustainable, and made of 100% Green Certified European Cotton.

We like the sustainable aspect, and we don't mind the idea of improving everyone's foot-odor issues, either. That is one experience that does need to be redefined. So, perhaps this isn't the idea that reaffirms our humanity; rather, it's the rare idea that brings us closer to our future robot overlords by making us completely odorless. One question: If these are the shoes of the future, how will we tell the evil clones apart from the real humans? We'll all smell the same! We'll all smell like Kandals.

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