A step in the right direction: GPS shoes

Shoes plugged into the computer and loaded with directions Photo: Dominic Wilcox

A designer has invented a pair of GPS-enabled shoes, which are being exhibited in Northampton.

GPS shoes already exist, but they've been more about tracking the wearer.

Dominic Wilcox's invention solves that though by putting directions right at the tips of your toes.

Information at the tip of your toes Credit: Dominic Wilcox

The leather shoes were hand-made, with some technology tucked inside the hollow left heel.

In the right shoe there are different coloured LED lights.

They start off red and work up to green once you've reach your destination.

A wheel of LEDs on the left shoe show you which direction to walk.

Fitting the shoes with their LED lights Credit: Dominic Wilcox

The shoes are programmed through a USB connection to a computer with a mapping software program.

So all you have to do is choose your destination, load it into your shoes, and lace up.

And it's activated...by a simple click of the heels, just like Dorothy in "The Wizard of Oz."

The magical red shoes worn by Judy Garland in The Wizard of Oz Credit: PA