Puma classic electronic shoe is set for a re-launch


If you are a shoe lover, and familiar with the 80’s Puma shoe collections then you probably have an idea of what the smart shoe looks like

Puma takes a big credit as one of the first shoe brand to come with an idea of a smart shoe. The 1986 Puma R-system is one of the first series of smart shoes, and the shoe maker company has proposed a reinvention of the classic wear, which is expected to debut before the end of the year.

while the smart fitness features have just seen the limelight just recently, its origin can as well be traced back to decades and the R-System is one of the major classics wear to first feature it; a running shoe produced in limited quantity by the athletics good maker. 

The RS, short for Running System, housed a not-so-small computer system at the rear that kept track of distance traveled, calories burned and so on. Data could be uploaded to an Apple II or Commodore 64 via a 16-pin cable.

The idea behind the shoe was clearly a very intelligent one, but for some reasons, it appears to have arrived much earlier than it was supposed to. However, it doesn’t mark out the fact that it was worth the production back in the 80’s. Fast-forward more than 30 years and Puma is now set to re-release the iconic sneaker. The modern version will feature updated internals yet still retain the styling of the original. They now pack a three-axis accelerometer, enough memory to store a full month’s worth of exercise data, wireless Bluetooth connectivity and a USB port for charging.

Puma is only releasing yet another limited edition of the RS, and this time around, only 86 pairs is expected to launch globally; so it’ll be next to impossible to get your hands on them. Still, if you want to try, they’ll be arriving at select retailers in Berlin, Tokyo and London come December 13. No word yet on how much they’ll cost but don’t expect them to be cheap

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Cool. I love this