Nike are about to revolutionise the way we train by launching Nike+ which tracks your movements like never before, and sends them in real time to your smart phone. The Nike Lunar TR1+ trainers are the first to be fitted with the advanced technology, so let's take a look at them...
With Nike+ sensors that measure how hard, how fast and how often you train and a Nike+ app that turns training into a game, the Nike Lunar TR1+ training shoes offer you maximum motivation and the ultimate training experience.
The technology utilizes a new Nike+ Pressure Sensor built into each shoe that collects information about the user’s movement and then wirelessly transmits data to their phone. It is then translated into different metrics delivering previously unknown information about either their workout or their game.
Capturing reps, NikeFuel and calories, the sensors in these Nike Lunar TR1+ training shoes transmit your performance to your iPhone in real time. With drill packs, challenges and workouts guided by the world's greatest athletes, the pro's become your personal trainers, your friends become your competition and your next level is just another rep away.
Ultra-lightweight and offering a custom fit through the laces, Flywire technology wraps the midfoot and arch to give the Nike Lunar TR1+ training shoes a dynamic, comfortable fit and lightweight, ultra breathable mesh provides ventilation and comfort.
For a comfortable feel and easy on and off, a notched innersleeve wraps round the foot while strategically placed no-sew overlays and eyestays provide seam-free comfort, helping to keep the foot centred over the footbed for better support and stability. A comfortable and supportive external heel counter secures the rearfoot.
A lightweight Lunarlon midsole cushioning gives these Nike Lunar TR1+ training shoes bouncy response and support, while an outrigger provides additional support and stability for lateral movement. A Nike Zoom unit in the heel delivers low-profile, responsive cushioning.
Forefoot flex grooves inspired by Nike Free enhance flexibility for a smoother efficient stride, and a durable rubber Waffle Fill offers outstanding grip on multiple surfaces. The crash pattern on the heel improves traction during multi-direction movements.
Launched on June 29, the Nike+ trainers are available to order now, with the sport pack costing around £180 GBP / $235 USD / €210 EURO.
It was only a matter of time before Nike launched their own technology to rival adidas miCoach, and we'd love to see if they have plans to introduce Nike+ to football boots? Let us know what you think, and share your opinions with the SoccerBible community online, on Twitter and on Facebook.