'Get Smart'. This is a circa 1990 fully-functioning blue suede 'Sports Illustrated' tennis shoe telephone. It was a gift in thanks for a three year subscription to 'Sports Illustrated' magazine. It is a shoe that has a speaker telephone within it. This one piece shoe has the keypad, switch, on/off hook switch, transmitter and receiver all on the sole (base) of the shoe. It has a Sports Illustrated label on the side of the tennis shoe. It is 10" long x 3 1/2" wide, and plugs into a USOC jack type RJ11C wall plug. The material is suede-like with real shoe laces and an extra long cord. It is in very good condition.
Though there is no specific evidence that spies or those involved in espionage actually used shoe phones, they were popularized by fictional spies in television shows, most notably the television series Get Smart. In 1990, modern mobile phone technology allowed for the development and production of a working shoe phones. This 30 year-old 'Sports Illustrated' advertising telephone will help you make your own precious memories. It will make an interesting gift for your sweet self or a very special friend. Thank you for visiting our store
Circa 1990 Fully-Functioning Blue Suede 'Sports Illustrated' Tennis Shoe Telephone
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