Your Toes Never Left The Ground: New $315 Nikes Measure Your Vertical Leap (Among Other Things)

August 22, 2012


Because what good are shoes if they can't tell you how high you've jumped, how far you've ran, or how many rain puddles you've stepped in, Nike is dropping these sensor-laden $315 LeBron X high-tops next month. Now I know the burning question on everybody's mind, and no, I'm not going to buy a pair. I MIGHT get a pair of aqua socks.

Nike+ uses built in sensors to measure everything from your steps, lunges and leaps, and sends the data to a smart phone app. Just the thing to help the coach see if you're slacking off during practice.

Alternatively, save yourself $300 and use this simple formula to find out how high you jumped: Do you read Geekologie? Then not high enough to dunk.

  • Kevin Isaac

    Will check if these are available for some discount anywhere, don't want to spend this much for a pair of shoes otherwise these are amazing.

  • ZomBBombeR

    Yeah I'm known to be a bit of a sneaker head, but I'm also known to be flat broke, but boy if I had disposable income right now those would be mine, despite no need or desire to study my athletic preformance, just love good a pair of high tops.

  • thatcando

    strong design! looks chinese to me...

  • kevin dijkshoorn


  • Stelios Philippou

    I read geekologie and I can dunk :)
    But those shoes are 3 times as expensive as any pro player I know will spend.
    Especially with out giving them a performance boost

  • BillGatesIsYourDaddy

    pro players don't purchase their shoes. shoes are given to them for free for the advertisement

  • That's a ridiculous price!And that's not the sort of exercising that I like.

  • BillGatesIsYourDaddy

    they might be able to track your "exercising" as well. now you can produce a spreadsheet and explain to the guy how he was scientifically doing it wrong.

  • BillGatesIsYourDaddy

    Will these shoes help his mom keep track of how far she walked the streets on any given day?

  • $18922249

    HEY! You take it easy on Delonte West's mistress, ok?!

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