There is a very successful Kickstarter project by Cybershoes which are offering the first pair of … well, cybershoes for walking around in VR games. The shoes strap over any normal pair of shoes and have a roller on the bottom which allows you to mimic walking while seated and provides accurate movement input to the game you are playing. The idea seems interesting although the videos on Rock, Paper, SHOTGUN and the campaign page are pure gold to watch as it takes the absurdity of watching someone playing in VR to a whole new level. Considering the limited application of the common 'point and teleport' solution in games like Skyrim this could make VR more intriguing for enthusiasts.
At $188 for the shoes they are not the least expensive peripheral you can grab but they are certainly unique. They also offer suggestions on rugs and seats which will work best in conjunction with the shoes if your interest is piqued.
"Imagine stepping into cyberspace in meatshoes. The horror. All the cybermen will point at those useless nonvirtual feet flapping all jigglephysicsed at the end of your legs and laugh. The cyberbouncer won’t even let you jack in: no shirt, no cybershoes; no net service."
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