Below is a picture of this surprisingly high tech sneaker photographed will all 6 LED's lit and the 2nd picture is of the right sneaker before any dissection.
A good friend's family member had a pair of these sneakers so I had the opportunity to see them in action. Kids tend to outgrow footwear faster then wear them out so I placed my order and soon these well worn but still working LED sneakers were in my hands.
The "fruits" of this little project are shown in the next several steps..
Step 1: Tools Used
Here is the tool list in the order shown below:
Needle nose pliers
Flat nosed pliers
A sharp knife
Step 2: Amazing Circuit Layout
Step 3: LED Up Close
Step 4: Perspective ( Over View)
Besides revealing the "secrets" of the Flashing LED Sneakers, this little project also provided me with free LED's, the circuit and batteries X2 ( one set from each sneaker) for future projects.
I was told these sneakers were powered by a ceramic piezoelectric crystal that was excited when stepped on during the walking/running process. That turned out not to be true for this set of sneakers, there are battery powered as seen in the first picture.
Go forth and harvest the goodies available in LED sneakers.