If you’re a fan of the adidas line, you’ll know that anything Micro Pacer needs no introduction and this coming Fall, two OG colorways that introduced the adidas MP technology, will be releasing at select stores across the U.S. Both colorways will come equipped with the LCD Microcomputer to record distance covered, pace / time and calorie expenditure. Will you be copping these in the fall? Let us know. via FNG
When adidas first debuted the Micro Pacer in 1984 it was seen as a massive technological advance in the world of running shoes. The bold/eye-catching design and use of metallic silver leather instantly set it apart from the competition, but it was in the tongue of the left shoe where the Micro Pacer really showcased its point of difference. Concealed in the lace cover and linked to a movement-activated sensor in the sole unit was a small LCD microcomputer designed to record distance covered, average pace/time & calorie expenditure. Further addressing the unique requirements of runners, adidas also included variable density coloured panels in the sole of the Micro Pacer to help reduce the risk of sprains by ensuring maximum shock-absorption to the high-impact areas of the foot.
At the time the high-tech Micro Pacer was groundbreaking and where a number of other brands had tried and failed adidas succeeded in integrated computer technology into footwear, successfully blowing away the competition.