Why does the Omni have special shoes?

Omni shoes are required to use the Virtuix Omni and serve two key purposes. First, the shoes house the Virtuix Omni Tracking Pods which are essential for tracking foot movement. Second, the Omni shoes have a low-friction sole that enable smooth, 360-degree movements on the Omni platform, allowing for comfortable, extended gameplay.

Note that the Omni shoes come in all sizes but are versatile: a size 10 Omni shoe, for example, can easily accommodate players with a U.S. Men’s foot size of 9 or 11.