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Photos: Get your (sneaker's) motor running

The Adidas_1 running shoe, which sells for $250, has a computer chip and a tiny motor built into its sole.

Designers believe that the hardware doesn't make the shoe heavier than a runner would like because it allows them to cut down on the foam used to shape the shoe bottom.


By Bill Detwiler

Bill Detwiler is Editor in Chief of TechRepublic and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop support specialist in the ...