16 November 2015 12:00:00
adidas Originals Micropacer Outdoor
Revolutionary technologies and innovative design in the anniversary release from the German manufacturer.
REVOLUTION IN THE SNEAKER WORLD
adidas Originals Micropacer was first introduced by the German brand about 30 years ago and became a truly revolutionary model of that era. In 1984 athletes from around the world, participating in the Olympic Games in Los Angeles, were shocked by the appearance of these trainers, that became the first shoes with a built-in microprocessor, which significantly influenced the computerization and technical equipment of the entire sports industry. For that moment the microprocessor was located on the tongue of the left shoe and could easily read the distance traveled, as well as time spent on training or walking. Moreover, the Micropacer microchip could inform the owner about the calories burned and average running speed. The only blunder of adidas Originals technologists was that the clock built into the microchip was only functioning until the end of year 2009.
The Micropacer model was so ahead of its time that until now it’s still exhibited at the Massachusetts Museum of Computer History, remaining the desired item not only in sneakerheads’ collections, but also fans of high-tech. The running shoe obviously had a great number of innovations: futuristic look, unconventional (for that time) color, special overlay on the laces and many other features. It should be also noted that Micropacer has a sensor located in the toe area, which is involved in every step you take.
The contemporary Micropacer version is based on that particular archive model with some amendments: the upper part is made of knitted textile with durable water-resistant inserts, whereas the innovative tongue construction hides the usual lacing from our view. Moreover, this year’s version totally justifies its prefix ‘outdoor’, combining practicality and comfort, thanks to which you’ll enjoy spending time in the fresh air even more. The model with the microprocessor is now available at Brandshop in two colorways: dark green and bright yellow.
The sales start November 20:
10:00 - available only at the store on Petrovsky Boulevard.
22:00 - available online.