4. Altra IQ Smart Shoe
Altra broke the mold when it debuted running shoes with that are actually shaped like—get this—the human foot. Popular amongst ultramarathoners, the brand is quickly gaining traction from mainstream runners too. And now, here’s a new reason to test ’em out yourself: This March, the brand will debut a “Smart Shoe” that is actually able to gather data about your stride (such as whether you’re striking on your heel or ball of your foot, your cadence, and left foot-vs-right foot favoring) as you run and provide feedback on your personal biomechanics. Here’s how: There’s a razor-thin sensor embedded in the midsole that transmits the info to your iFit app or watch via Bluetooth tech.
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