Ever wonder how you would look in a pair of Yeezys? Now you can find out without leaving the comfort of your couch.
A new AR app, aptly named Wanna Kicks, will let you make that magic happen. You’re clearly not going to be able to know how a shoe feels trying it on this way, but you can get a good idea of how one might look on your feet before you pull the trigger on that online order.
For now, the app is only available for iOS. You’ll need to have iOS 11 or later installed on your device and have an iPhone 6s or newer device.
To use it, you take your shoes off, find a pair of sneakers you like and point your phone’s camera at your feet. The app takes care of the rest.
It’s not foolproof. I found using the app while I was wearing long bootcut jeans didn’t work so well, simply because it was trying to put the shoes on over my pants. With shorts on instead, the results were much better.
Once you have the camera locked on your feet you can swipe to scroll through different colour options or try on different pairs.
When you find shoes you like, the app offers links to a store where you can buy them. All the links are for the manufacturer’s site, so a click on a shopping link for an Adidas shoe will take you to Adidas’ website. That’s to say the links might not be the “best” place to pull the trigger on that purchase, but they offer you an option.