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New Converse All Wah Sneaker Has a Built-In Wah Pedal

Converse has unveiled the final version of a new Chuck Taylor sneaker with something special built into it just for guitarists.

Dubbed the All Wah, the sneaker features a built-in wah pedal. Yes, you read that right.

A prototype of the shoe first appeared in 2013, and now the finished product is here.

Designed and developed by Cute Circuit, the All Wah uses microsensor technology to track the flex of the sole, then communicates via Bluetooth with the included Wah Box. It works with an amp and can also be connected to a Mac or iPhone.

The video below shows the prototype, which features a different connection scheme from the finished version. In the second video, Dinosaur Jr guitarist J Mascis tests out the All Wah.

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Christopher Scapelliti
Christopher Scapelliti

Christopher Scapelliti is editor-in-chief of Guitar Player (opens in new tab) magazine, the world’s longest-running guitar magazine, founded in 1967. In his extensive career, he has authored in-depth interviews with such guitarists as Pete Townshend, Slash, Billy Corgan, Jack White, Elvis Costello and Todd Rundgren, and audio professionals including Beatles engineers Geoff Emerick and Ken Scott. He is the co-author of Guitar Aficionado: The Collections: The Most Famous, Rare, and Valuable Guitars in the World (opens in new tab), a founding editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine, and a former editor with Guitar WorldGuitar for the Practicing Musician and Maximum Guitar. Apart from guitars, he maintains a collection of more than 30 vintage analog synthesizers.