Puma brings back fitness-tracking shoe considered ‘useless’ in 1986 #Fitness #VintageComputing
CBC via Twitter: In 1986, there was nothing else like it in the footwear world. Puma’s RS-Computer Shoe was essentially a Fitbit — before fitness trackers were even a thing. Too bad nobody wanted to buy a pair. But now, Puma has decided to re-release their Computer Shoe as a limited edition.
It has got a bump on the back of the shoe that contained the electronics … There’s only electronics on the right side, but for balance there’s [a bump] on the left side too. It looks kind of retro and sleek at the same time. But there was no GPS? GPS was not a part of it.
Read more and here’s the retro sales pitch video (1986):
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