Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Adidas 1 Review Excerpts: USA Today Article

Adidas 1 review - Engadget - /

First off, these are quite possibly the ugliest shoes we’ve ever worn—no matter how fine they appear in the photos, know that they look far worse in person (we actually preferred the packaging to the shoes themselves).

It was hard to notice the effect just walking around, but when we started up on the treadmill we could definitely feel the shoes becoming more springy or cushioned. We’ll have to suck it up and perform another week or two of testing to see how the shoes hold up. We’d try and figure out how to crash the processor, but we’re not even sure how we’d be able to tell when we’d succeeded.

Reader Comments

9. Posted Mar 22, 2005, 3:32 PM ET by geekmorgan

I bought these shoes when they first went on sale this friday, mostly for the geek factor and for encouragement to get to the gym. you can feel the adjustments they make, and feel the vibration of the moving gears, but this gimmic is way more than anyone needs.

these are called adidas 1.0, so we'll have to wait until version 1.5 or 2.0 for USB or bluetooth.

overall, they're fun and flashy, most comfortable shoes i've had in recent memory. they're worth it for geek factor alone.

17. Posted Mar 22, 2005, 4:37 PM ET by ashu mathura

There is a nice free mobile video game available around the shoe and brand. More information about the game can be found here:

The free game can be download via WAP. Point you phone at

Have fun!


Adidas puts computer on new footing
By Michael McCarthy, USA TODAY

NEW YORK — Hoping the new Adidas 1 will be to the sneaker industry what Apple's iPod has been to digital music, Adidas will put on sale March 18 what it bills as the world's first computerized "smart shoe." (more)

Indian Express
$250 computerised running shoe to hit the market

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