In short: Tech-infused / retro-themed sneakers are hot items right now, and the Puma's RS-Computer certainly falls into that category. Unfortunately, with only 86 pairs being created, they will be almost impossible to find / afford everyone, but the most dedicated sneaker collectors.
Training tractors may seem like a modern recreation, but in reality their roots can be traced back decades. A good example is the Puma RS-Computer, a running shoe produced in a limited amount of athlete's good manufacturer back in 1986.
RS, short of the Running System, contained a not so small computer system on the back that kept track of the distance, calories burned and so on. Data could be uploaded to an Apple II or Commodore 64 via a 1
It was obviously a forward-looking idea, but one that was simply in front of its time.
] Fast forward for over 30 years, and Puma is now set to free the iconic sneaker. The modern version will contain updated internals, but still retain the design of the original. They pack a treaking accelerometer, enough memory to store a full-featured training data, Bluetooth wireless connection, and a USB port for charging.
Puma releases only 86 pairs globally, making it almost impossible to get their hands on them. Still, if you want to try, they come to select dealers in Berlin, Tokyo and London, December 13th. No words yet on how much they will cost, but do not expect them to be cheap.