The shoe phone lives!

It's a sneaker version, but we'll take it

Red Ferret

Maxwell Smart would be so proud. While we've seen other high-tech uses for footwear, most notably GPS devices , what we've really craved is an authentic shoe phone.

So even though we'd prefer that it come in the form of an oxford or loafer, we'd be happy to have a tennis shoe version like this Sports Illustrated collectible found by Red Ferret. Unfortunately, it's corded, which would definitely put a crimp in our sit-com spying missions. But for top-secret conversations in person, we at least have the "Cone of Silence."

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    Mike Yamamoto is an executive editor for CNET News.com.

     

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