Messi’s tech-boots are intelligent

2011-10-01 21:45

Sport goods manufacturing giants Adidas this week unveiled boots that they call “the world’s first intelligent football boot”.

Endorsed by the Fifa World Footballer of the Year Lionel Messi, the Adizero F50 is the one known as “football boot with a brain”.

The boot, said the German company, is bringing smart technology to the field of play.

Loaded with a technology called “miCoach”, the F50 is dubbed the fastest boot on the planet, the miCoach technology track and upload performance data including speed, number of sprints, distance, distance at high intensity levels and time, said the company.

The on-board memory stores all the measurements during the game or training for up to seven hours and then wirelessly transmits the on pitch performance data to your tablet, PC or MAC.

Director of Interactive Technology at Adidas Simon Drabble said: “Data has been monitored and evaluated to increase performance in elite athletes for many years. Adidas will now bring this service to the consumer, firstly with the launch of the Adizero F50.”

The boot is also lightest in class, weighing in at only 165g and will be available at Adidas retail outlets and specialist stores worldwide from November.

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