Selfies became a “thing” in the early 2010s and the concept was first included in the Oxford English Dictionary in 2013.
Selfies were originally taken by holding your camera as far away as your arm length allowed (Hello! Very short person here. I take crappy selfies). But selfie sticks soon came on board allowing the camera to be further away and therefore give you more background in the photo.
LEFT: Regular selfie (PC: Steven Depolo/flickr)
RIGHT: Selfie with a selfie stick
Selfie sticks have their own problems, though. You have to assemble them before you can use them. Then you have to take it apart when you’re done. You could knock somebody in the head with one. In fact, several places (some theme parks come to mind) don’t even allow selfie sticks because of the latter.
So in a word, they’re a pain when traveling.
Since necessity is the mother of invention, someone thought of the next best thing in selfie equipment…
Invented by Miz Mooz (they of stylish women’s boots, heels, wedges, flats and more, since 2001), the “Selfie Shoe” has an open square toe, which serves as a dock that you can slip your iPhone into. That way, when you take your selfies, you can snap them from as far as you can stretch your leg up in the air.
More info here:
Of course, you probably want to make sure not to wear a skirt or dress if you’re wearing Selfie Shoes, if you know what I mean (it probably goes up there with shiny patent leather shoes). But other than that, I think they could be a great addition to whatever travel equipment you usually bring. 😉
*** P.S. – Happy April Fools’ Day!
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