❝ The first time I thought about the Digitsole was when a longstanding old French company specialized in hunting products asked me as an engineer to help them create a shoes collection. They were looking for a real innovation to launch its hunting shoes collection; but after days of brainstorming in their office, nothing very significant came up.
Then, the CEO invited me to go hunting. And this was my first time ever. It was in March in the center of France and of course, it was very chilly and all the hunters were already waiting in the forest for more than three hours. They were freezing. When I arrived there, it took me less than 5 minutes to have a terrible feeling of frozen feet and toes and I immediately asked the CEO to drive me back home. He said that he would not drive me back until I had found the idea. I had no other choice than to think quickly and told him without any conviction that I could design a heated shoe that could be controlled with a remote. I really didn't know how to do it, but I was freezing and I just wanted to go back!
A few weeks later, I designed a heated sole that was powered with a simple battery. That was in 2006. The first heated insole was created! Since the creation of the connectivity, I was obsessed by the idea of connecting this heated insole. Today, it's done... ❞
Digitole presents the first generation of Smarshoe and it becomes one of the biggest buzz at the CES International in Las Vegas 2016
The Warm Series development is complete and the production is launched. The Warm Series is available in more than thirty countries.
The second generation of Digitsole Warm Series is elected one of the best Innovation at the CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas.
Digitsole completes successful Kickstarter and Ulule campaigns.
After two years of development, the first generation of Digitsole Warm Series is presented at the Outdoor Retailer Show in Salt Lake City
Karim launches a R&D project combining the knowledge of footwear designers and electronics experts.