Adidas Firmware Update

By Dave

We live in a scary world. I don’t know about you, but the idea of a computer controlling a motor on my running shoe is just not appealing. I don’t mind them in almost all other transportation systems, but my shoes?

Well, Adidas is upgrading the firmware on their shoes to make them better, stronger and faster.

A phrase you might not thought that you would ever hear, but Adidas has announced that it is updating the firmware for its intelligent running shoe The Adidas 1.

Called the Adidas 1, intelligence level 1.1, the shoe uses a sensor, a microprocessor and a motorized cable system to automatically adjust the shoes’ cushioning. The sensor under the heel measures compression and decides whether the shoe is too soft or firm. That information is sent to the microprocessor and, while the shoe is in the air, the cable adjusts the heel cushion.

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