I have been a big fan of the Nike+ sensor running shoes. The idea of tracking our running statistics so that we can analayse and improve our favorite sport is a great! Unfortunately, the Nike+ sensor shoes range did not include any cross trainers so I didn’t buy one to try it for myself.
The good news is that Nike has just annouced its latest range of Nike+ sensor shoes which included both cross training shoes as well as basketball shoes. Below is an image of the sensor basketball shoes.
How does Nike+ sensor cross training shoes work
For those who might not be familar with how Nike+ sensor shoes work, here is a rough breakdown. Each of the cross traininer shoes will be equipped with sensors on some of its important parts like the heel of the sole. The data collected from the sensor will then be transmitted to your iphone via bluetooth.
The date can then be analysed via a Nike+ app that outputs fancy graphics and charts for you to analyse and track. The kind of data will give data fans some fun to mouse over. For the rest of us, it will be something useful for us to take occasional looks and see whether we are improving.
Currently, according to a wired review, the Nike+ basketball shoes are not really that perfect. The amount of data it can collect is limited and you can’t do too much with the data. Prices are also expensive, with a fair of pair of Nike+ basketball shoes costing about USD250+.
I will definitely not buy it immediately but I will be keeping a close eye on any news or improvement or price drops. Bookmark this site for future reference!