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Step 1: Buy Yourself a Nice Pair of ShoesThe most important characteristic for the shoes is that they have an old style wooden heel, or at least one that is removable, since that is an option too. It is also helpful if the sole is reasonably robust.Step 2: Get a Suitable Mobile Phone and Bluetooth Headset.Now, this shoe phone works by having a bluetooth headset in one shoe, and a mobile phone in the other. This makes it easier if you end up with a metalic lid on the heel, since a phone with an internal antenna would probably be too shielded to operate. The V620 works fairly well, but with two annoying caveats: (1) it doesn’t do bluetooth if you put a 64KB SIM in (took a while to figure that out); and (2) when on bluetooth you can’t use a custom ring tone, instead it always uses the default ring tone. This was a bit disappointing, because it feels like a shoe phone should have a real telephone type ring tone. On the upside, it does voice dialing, which means you can ring out from the bluetooth shoe. Anyway, enough analysis of the V620. As for bluetooth headsets, I used a Motorola H500, the same as I did with my first shoe phone. The H500 proved itself to be a good basis for a shoe phone. The heel can be made from three pieces of wood that form the sides and rear of the heel. I can heartily recommend this method. You might need to cut some notches in the padding if you use a phone like the V620 that has buttons on the outside, otherwise it might press buttons while you walk. (This happened to me early on, with the result that my shoe left a message on my mobile phone, and would have made any spy service proud with the way it picked up the conversations around me. Of course, pretty much this trick has been used by the KGB since the 1950s.Step 4: Install the Electronics and Test. It really will be a case of try it and see. I’d try something like a Sony z310i for a small clam shell phone that has a classic phone ring built in, and definately still uses it when connected via bluetooth. I use a z310i in my pocket with the shoe phone when I can’t be botheredpulling the sim out and putting it in the Motorola v620 in the other shoe.They do X Ray shoes, and the shoe phone did go through the X Ray machines at Adelaide and Sydney International Airports without incident.You can see me talking with one of the security staff at Adelaide International Airport when I was randomly screened for explosives. Like most people, he was quite intrigued by the shoe phone, but saw no security issue. I wanted a photo of the shoes passing through the X ray machine, but the air safety rules prohibit it.A few weeks before I flew, I visited the airport and spoke to their security chief to ensure that it would all be fine. They ran the shoes through the machine then to confirm that it was all okay.When I did fly, I didn’t even pre warn Sydney Airport. All I did was tell the X ray operator that the shoes were shoe phones.However, even knowing that it was within the air safety rules to fly wearing a shoe phone, I decided against wearing it on the way out of the USA, since I understand that the TSA in the US are a bit more jumpy. While I am sure it would have all sorted out fine, I didn’t fancy being delayed for hours or days while it was resolved.