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This Adidas shoe features a built-in Roland TR-808 drum machine

May 04 2017, 9:57 AM EDT By Maggie Dickman


[Photo credit: NME]

Music-friendly shoe designs are by no means new. (Remember those Converse shoes with a built-in guitar pedal?) But these special Adidas feature a shoe built with the legendary Roland TR-808 drum machine, and it’s kind of amazing. (via NME)

Check out the design below!

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The Beastie Boys and Talking Heads have used this technology, as well as artists like Kanye West on his hit “Love Lockdown.” But hey, it’s never been used in a shoe before.

According to Exclaim, the shoes feature volume and tempo control, and are pre-programmed with six different beats. And NME explains that the prototype features volume and tempo control, a speaker, USB port, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth—all pretty impressive features for a shoe.

Unfortunately for us, the shoes, dubbed “Mi Adidas TR-808,” never made it past the prototype phase, so we won’t be able to get our hands on them—anytime soon, at least.

Check out the photos of the dream drummer shoes below!

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