“Sneakers from a smartphone manufacturer?” puzzled you ask? Actually not quite. The shoes themselves were created by the Chinese sports clothing manufacturer Li NIng, known in China not only for its products but also contracts with a number of professional athletes, and from Xiaomi here the ability to synchronize data about Jogging with a proprietary Mi Fit app.
What is it that makes these smart sneakers? It’s simple – in the sneakers has a special niche, which is inserted into the compact module, is provided in the package. The module contains a motion sensor to count steps and the battery, which, according to the manufacturer, should be enough for 800 kilometers.
As you can see, there is nothing supernatural, such solutions have long been the leaders of the sporting goods industry, for example, Nike or Adidas. Looking ahead, as the owner of Nike Lunarglide 4 with a similar chip, I can say that the implementation of the Xiaomi I liked it a bit more, although from experience I can say that the idea with embedding the chip under the insole not a very good one in principle.
Xiaomi Smart Shoes have received quite a typical running Shoe design – a frame made of faux leather and rubber upper of synthetic fabric with micro-texture, and the sole uses a combination of foam and rubber. The quality of the tailoring, considering the cost, is at a good level, although if you look closely, you will notice some glue showing or asymmetrical seam, but on the other hand, these flaws can be found in any Shoe in any price category.
Materials at the touch a few raw, and wearing new sneakers at first there is a feeling of “cardboard shoes”, which takes place after the first kilometres and lapping. However, such flaws as can be regularly seen in new, considerably more expensive models from renowned manufacturers. Durability shoes were difficult to estimate since it requires at least 150-200 km, but during the time that we ran no problems have arisen.
Overall, visually I liked the shoes, from the side they look cool and apparently quite able to compete with more expensive models. In the editorial office was visited by two pairs of Xiaomi Smart Shoes two colors, while in the sale there is a vast number of combinations for any taste and color.