I am old enough to remember the release of Back the Future 2, I watched it at the cinema with my mum, we then went for McDonalds later and ended the day with mum buying me my first pair of Nike basketball boots. The whole day felt super American (although we were in Manchester at the time).
One of my all time favourite movies. I never thought I’d see those Nike sneakers IRL though!
I have noticed sneaker tech getting more interesting over the last couple of years but I haven’t seen anything yet that has made we want to invest in a pair.
There is ‘Adaptive Lacing’, Under Armour’s SpeedForm Gemini 3 has a wide array of smart sensors installed in the soles with GPS and other biometric sensors, Gemini 3 sneakers can track your miles, jumping level, workout plans, routes taken, jogging metrics, and so on.
I am not sure I would ever remember to charge my sneakers though 🙈
How do you feel about sneaker tech? With most pricing being north of $500, have their been any current or future innovations that would want to make you invest in a pair?
Personally I feel that something that could track my posture would be good, detect over time if I am walking or standing in a certain way that might effect my knees, hips or feet in the future.