Cybershoes are like a VR treadmill, but without the treadmill. Or the standing.
Remember when those gigantic VR treadmills were all the rage a few years back? Cybershoes are like kind of like that, but without the treadmill.
Cybershoes straps ski-like sleds onto your feet, with rollers on the bottom that track where you’re moving, and in what direction. That lets you physically shuffle around while you’re sitting in a chair to digitally run around in games like Doom VFR without needing to devote a massive amount of floor space to a VR treadmill. It’s a cool concept that works as advertised, and the shoes slip on very easily.
Unfortunately, using Cybershoes made Hayden feel queasy, and he’s a VR veteran of many years and even more headsets. Watch him scoot through the hordes of Hell in the video below and look for Cybershoes to launch on Kickstarter in September.