THE SMART SHOE THAT MEASURES EVERY STRIDE
PRICE: R2 799 WEIGHT: 300 grams (M), 249 grams (W)
Yes, this is another high-top shoe; but have a look under the bonnet to see the cool tech, which will be arriving in South Africa at the end of January 2019. In this case, it’s battery powered, and connects to the MapMyRun app on your smartphone. A sensor is embedded within the shoe’s midsole, tracking your every stride so you can see data such as distance, cadence, and stride length after your run. Set-up is simple, say some of our less tech-savvy runners.
You get the same HOVR cushioning as you get in the non-connected version, which is the company’s take on the bouncy foams that are hot right now. Testers reported the cushioning was sufficient without being too soft, though they did wish for a more flexible forefoot.