|Adidas revolutionized the running shoe industry with the introduction of the Adidas Micropacer 24 years ago in 1984. The shoe brought much more than many Apple IIE and MS DOS users could have ever imagined with a built in microcomputer that acted as a pedometer and stopwatch complete with an LCD display. The originals are highly sought after by sneaker collectors and even one pair is on display at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA.
The Micropacer first returned to the scene at the turn of the millennium and has made additional limited appearances, but this fall the shoe will return with an added silver snakeskin added to the toe cap. The shoe is not 100% like the original but is the perfect fit for those who can appreciate the shoe’s comfort as well as history. Photo from SneakersBR.