A shoe with a brain

Jeff Merron reviews the adidas_1, the first "intelligent" shoe.

Updated: June 29, 2005, 11:59 AM ET
By Jeff Merron | Page 2

"Your adidas_1 shoes are sensing."

"Your adidas_1 shoes are understanding."

"Your adidas_1 shoes are adapting to your environment."

So goes the ultra-sleek and kind of creepy flash intro to the adidas_1's at the company's Web site.

My adidas_1's did not sense, though. And they did not understand.

Good thing I was wearing a hard-to-score review pair, and didn't plunk down $250 at Foot Locker. I was mighty tempted to when the high-tech shoes came out a few months ...

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