uGale insole promises to stop your feet smelling

Wearables might help you get fit and monitor your sleep, but it’s not much good if your feet pong. But this one promises to stop your tooties honking.

It’s called uGale, and it’s an insole you slip into your shoes. It helps keep your feet ventilated, stopping them getting hot and sweaty and the shoe from becoming a breeding ground for bacteria.

Here’s how it works. Pop it in your shoes and the ductwork distributes injected air through a micro compressor, spreading it all around to even the most inaccessible parts of your foot. And when winter comes, it can be used to heat your feet. How can you ever go back to wearing unheated shoes afterwards?

Another neat feature is the ability to juice them up using a wireless charging station. Just put them on the mat and it’ll power them up. Though sadly, you have to take them out of your shoes.

Because it’s a wearable, it’ll also monitor your activity, counting your steps and working out how many calories you’ve burned. You see all this data using the app, from which you can also control the temperature of the insoles and how ventilated they are. They connect to your phone over Bluetooth.

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It features shock absorbing areas on the heels and toe, so it protects your foot just like a regular insole would. Plus there’s arch support to improve your balance and posture.

You’ll get 10 hours of use from a single charge.

Sadly, it’s only raised €1,786 of a €37,000 goal. But there are still 38 days to go.