Adidas http://www.stuff.tv/adidas/reviews en-GB Adidas Smart Ball hands-on: can it level up English football? http://www.stuff.tv/adidas/adidas-smart-ball-can-it-level-english-football/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> We go for a kickabout with football&#039;s first intelligent ball – and finally learn how to hit a &#039;knuckle&#039; shot… </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Adidas Smart Ball" alt="Adidas Smart Ball" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Smartball1.gif?1402625118" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>English football isn&#39;t big on refining technique. Stroll past any local match and the dominant sounds (&quot;away!&quot;, &quot;get rid!&quot;, &quot;box &#39;em in!&quot;) reveal that skills and possession are still prized more in Fifa than the real world.</p> <p>So how do we breed players who see the ball as a friend rather than an unpinned grenade? The FA hopes &pound;100 million of grassroots funding over the next three years will do the trick. But going a much techier route is Adidas with its Smart Ball.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/mark-wilson" title="View user profile.">Mark Wilson</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Impudent chips </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Smart Ball is, as the name suggests, a football that sends performance feedback to your smartphone (it&#39;s currently iOS-only, with no plans for Android). It does this via Bluetooth 4.0 and, suspended in its centre, a module that houses an accelerometer and magnetometer.</p> <p>Despite these unusual innards, the Smart Ball is regulation weight and looks and feels like any other Size 5 ball. That is, apart from the arrows and markings on its skin, which show you which part of the ball to strike for different types of shot.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Adidas Smart Ball" alt="Adidas Smart Ball" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Smartball2.gif?1402625118" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Set piece specialist </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Not that the Smart Ball is capable of serving up Opta-style match analysis &ndash; it&#39;s very much a &#39;dead ball&#39; training aid, and one that can only provides feedback when it&#39;s struck at least ten yards and one yard above the ground.</p> <p>While this sounds limited, two things elevate it above gimmick status. The first is the impressive range of stats (how hard you hit the ball, where you made contact, the ball&#39;s flight path and its spin in RPM) that are sent almost instantly to the free app.</p> <p>When used in the app&#39;s &#39;challenges&#39;, this can provide genuine insight &ndash; the kind nerdier sports like golf consider essential for cultivating what one coach hilariously calls &#39;unbelievable tekkers&#39; (that&#39;s Banterese for &#39;technique&#39;).</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Adidas Smart Ball app" alt="Adidas Smart Ball app" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Smartball3.gif?1402625118" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> More than a game </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>For example, the &#39;power challenge&#39;, which sounds like an invitation for a punt up to the &#39;big man&#39;, makes you choose a &#39;target range&#39; of speeds at which to hit the ball in a &#39;best of five&#39; game. With precise control of a ball&#39;s speed also crucial in open play skills like passing, that&#39;s a genuinely useful game.</p> <p>Equally helpful are the &#39;pro challenges&#39;, which ask you to hit precise ball spin RPMs and flight paths to improve your free kicks. After your strike, the flight path is shown next to a pro&#39;s perfect arc and a star rating is given. It&#39;s basically real-world New Star Soccer, without the option of buying a gold ring afterwards.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Adidas Smart Ball app" alt="Adidas Smart Ball app" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Smartball4.gif?1402625118" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tactics truck </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The final feature that helps the Smart Ball transcend gimmick status is the app&#39;s new video recording function. This lets a friend shoot a slow-mo video of your kick while it records the stats, letting you examine exactly why the shot arrowed through your neighbour&#39;s new greenhouse.</p> <p>Combine this with &#39;get better&#39; videos for various skills and a record book that automatically records your best shots, and the Smart Ball becomes a useful training aid and a refreshing change from the usual obsession with shaving grams off boot weights.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/YwWrrlJg0XQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> First impressions </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The problem is that this all comes at a cost of &pound;250 (from the <a href="http://store.apple.com/uk/product/HFQQ2ZM/A/adidas-micoach-smart-ball">Apple Store</a>). Though this includes the ball&#39;s charging station (a recharge takes about an hour and lasts for around 2000 kicks), it&#39;s a bit of step up from buying cones and bibs.</p> <p>Still, Adidas suggested that a hiring system could become a possibility at local football centres, and even a small grassroots campaign could help promote technique over maxing out your shooting power bar.</p> <p>We did notice one interesting omission, though &ndash; the app doesn&#39;t have any challenges or videos related to taking penalties. It seems the Germans are keeping that secret to themselves&hellip;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/adidas/adidas-brings-fight-nike-new-knitted-football-bootsock-hybrid/news" target="_blank">Adidas brings the fight to Nike with a new knitted football boot/sock hybrid</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Adidas Smart Ball app" alt="Adidas Smart Ball app" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Smartball5.gif?1402625118" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><legend>Carousel Extras</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Feet-on with the Adidas Smart Ball </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/adidas/adidas-smart-ball-can-it-level-english-football/news#comments Adidas World Cup 2014 Tue, 27 May 2014 11:19:42 +0000 Stephen Graves 1437942 at http://www.stuff.tv Adidas brings the fight to Nike with a new knitted football boot/sock hybrid http://www.stuff.tv/adidas/adidas-brings-fight-nike-new-knitted-football-bootsock-hybrid/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Part sock, part boot, and part… insane. But there is method to Adidas&#039; apparent madness </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="683" height="512" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/adidas-primeknit-fs.jpg?1402484012" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Not content with Nike&#39;s freshly unveiled <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/nike-unveils-knitted-magista-boots-ahead-world-cup/news" target="_blank">Magista boots</a> stealing the footy thunder, Adidas has brought its own crazy boots to the table. Or pitch, rather.</p> <p>Like the Magistas, the new Adidas Primeknit FS is a knitted all-in-one football boot and sock hybrid, with the added distinction of having a longer integrated sock.&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/adidas/adidas-brings-fight-nike-new-knitted-football-bootsock-hybrid/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/adidas/adidas-brings-fight-nike-new-knitted-football-bootsock-hybrid/news#comments Adidas World Cup 2014 Fri, 07 Mar 2014 17:34:03 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1433428 at http://www.stuff.tv It’s round, it bounces, it’s called the Brazuca: introducing the new World Cup football http://www.stuff.tv/it-s-round-it-bounces-it-s-called-brazuca-introducing-new-world-cup-football/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Stuff looks at five reasons why Brazil 2014’s weapon of choice is “the most tested football ever” </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="It’s round, it bounces, it’s called the Brazuca: introducing the new World Cup football" alt="It’s round, it bounces, it’s called the Brazuca: introducing the new World Cup f" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/adidas-3.jpg?1402484794" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>You don't&nbsp;have&nbsp;to be a die-hard season ticket holder with a full back tattoo of your&nbsp;favourite&nbsp;team to know that balls are rather&nbsp;important&nbsp;in Football.</p><p>Adidas - official provider of the World Cup ball - seem to take the art of creating&nbsp;kickable&nbsp;spheres rather&nbsp;seriously, as we're about ot find out...</p> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The proof is in the panels </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The most revolutionary technology in the Brazuca is its unique outer shell. Six crosses of identical, if not entirely uniform, design connect together to form a thermally bonded case to make the ball as consistent and accurate as possible.</p> <p>&ldquo;They lock together into a harmonic design,&rdquo; says football innovation director Antonio Zea. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s a simple, but beautiful, product that we hope players will love to use, their lucky ball.&rdquo;</p> <p>Throw in pimples that maximise foot-to-ball contact that have been a major part of the current Champions League football &ndash; the base for the Brazuca &ndash; and it&rsquo;s an impressive bit of kit.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="It’s round, it bounces, it’s called the Brazuca: introducing the new World Cup football" alt="It’s round, it bounces, it’s called the Brazuca: introducing the new World Cup f" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/adidas-2.jpg?1402484794" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Water absorption (or lack thereof) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>For any football to be used in an official match, it must pass a series of FIFA criteria governing its weight, roundness, how it bounces at 20C and 5C, water absorption and durability.</p> <p>&ldquo;Whatever the FIFA standard tests, we wanted to better them,&rdquo; says Mecking. &ldquo;For example, the Brazuca only gains 0.2 per cent of his weight in wet conditions, so it performs equally well in all conditions.</p> <p>The FIFA standard is 10 per cent.&rdquo; The ball sits inside a machine in 2cm of water and oscillates 300 times, its weight compared to the reading at the beginning of the test.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="It’s round, it bounces, it’s called the Brazuca: introducing the new World Cup football" alt="It’s round, it bounces, it’s called the Brazuca: introducing the new World Cup f" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/adidas-1.jpg?1402484794" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The aerodynamics of progress </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Usually the preserve of fighter jets and the odd super car, Adidas have measured the Brazuca&rsquo;s aerodynamic capabilities. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s slightly more theoretical than some other lab tests,&rdquo; says Matthias Mecking, business unit director for football hardware, &ldquo;but is still a very important way of assessing the Brazuca&rsquo;s flight path behaviour.</p> <p>The Reynolds tests works out when the ball leaves the ideal flight curve, the Yaw test measures the ball&rsquo;s in-flight movement and the Reverse Magnus effect tests how it reacts to swerve and when it deviates from the ideal path.&rdquo; All that, just for football.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="It’s round, it bounces, it’s called the Brazuca: introducing the new World Cup football" alt="It’s round, it bounces, it’s called the Brazuca: introducing the new World Cup f" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/adidas-6.jpg?1402484794" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Who needs players when you’ve got robots? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>After the lab comes what the Adidas boffins call &lsquo;objective testing&rsquo;. At the centre of the Adidas Innovation Team (AIT) lab is a robotic leg that simulates kick after kick for a frame-by-frame camera to assess minute deviations that could only come from a problem with the ball.</p> <p>&ldquo;We needed repeatable, scientific results,&rdquo; says football innovation director Antonio Zea. &ldquo;The robot leg allows us to kick a ball the same way every time. We can test the flight path, accuracy and speed. We can also wet the ball and test in different conditions too and even put different boots on the end of the leg to test how that affects everything.&rdquo;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="It’s round, it bounces, it’s called the Brazuca: introducing the new World Cup football" alt="It’s round, it bounces, it’s called the Brazuca: introducing the new World Cup f" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/adidas-4.jpg?1402484794" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Player testing </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>In total, the ball has been in development for two-and-a-half years, travelling to 10 countries and has been tested by more than 600 players.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s these subjective tests that have provided the backbone, including live tournament testing &ndash; with a disguised design &ndash; at this year&rsquo;s Under-20 World Cup in Turkey for the first time ever and tests with 30 teams around the world from Chelsea and Bayern Munich to the Spain and Argentina national teams.</p> <p>&ldquo;It all sounds nice, in theory, but I wouldn&rsquo;t be talking about it if I didn&rsquo;t believe in it,&rdquo; says Mecking, who has been working with the company for over 15 years. &ldquo;We can truly say that the Brazuca is by far the most tested ball we&rsquo;ve ever produced. We&rsquo;ve never spent so much energy in testing a ball.&rdquo;</p> <p>So there you have it. Whatever happens at next summer&rsquo;s, it won&rsquo;t be for the lack of tech in the ball that causes open goals and keeper foul ups.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="It’s round, it bounces, it’s called the Brazuca: introducing the new World Cup football" alt="It’s round, it bounces, it’s called the Brazuca: introducing the new World Cup f" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/adidas-5.jpg?1402484794" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/it-s-round-it-bounces-it-s-called-brazuca-introducing-new-world-cup-football/feature#comments Adidas World Cup 2014 Wed, 04 Dec 2013 17:42:35 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1429758 at http://www.stuff.tv Adidas joins the smartwatch race http://www.stuff.tv/adidas/adidas-joins-smartwatch-race/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Adidas has revealed it is launching a smartwatch aimed squarely at runners, taking on Samsung, Nike and Google in the race for wrist-based tech </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="2748" height="1676" title="The Adidas smartwatch" alt="The Adidas smartwatch" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Screen%20Shot%202013-10-16%20at%2010.37.44.png?1382447421" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Hot on the heels of a <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/nike/nike-launches-nike-fuelband-se-and-updated-nike-running-app/news" target="_blank">new (and very cool) Nike+ FuelBand</a>, arch-rival Adidas is getting into the wearables game.</p> <p>And soon: Paul Gaudio, vice president of Adidas Interactive, said the new smartwatch will be available on November 1 for US$399.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/mark-prigg" title="View user profile.">Mark Prigg</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Wrist Coach </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>He revealed the watch at the GigaOm Mobilize conference in San Francisco.</p> <p>It provides information on a runner’s location, speed and heart rate, as well as storing music, and will use the firms 'Mi' branding.</p> <p>Runners can choose to receive coaching, based on their heart rate, through the watch face or headphones, via Bluetooth.</p> <p>However, Gaudio played down claims the watch will take on the Galaxy Gear and rumoured watches from Apple and Google.</p> <p>“We didn’t incorporate anything we didn’t think a runner wouldn’t need or appreciate… we left certain things out on purpose,” he said.</p> <p>“We’re not trying to make a smartwatch, but the smartest running watch.”</p> <p>[Source:&nbsp;<a href="http://gigaom.com/2013/10/16/adidas-shows-off-new-smartwatch-that-provides-personal-coaching/" target="_blank">Gigaom</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="226" height="401" title="The current MiCoach App" alt="The current MiCoach App" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iphone-screens-sports-app_1.jpg?1382447421" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="2728" height="1628" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Screen%20Shot%202013-10-16%20at%2010.34.00.png?1382447421" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><legend>Carousel Extras</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-carousel-image-small"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item small image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_carousel_image_small" width="450" height="340" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/adidas-smartwatch.jpg?1382447421" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/adidas/adidas-joins-smartwatch-race/news#comments Adidas iOS apps Smartphones Wed, 16 Oct 2013 17:25:58 +0000 Mark Prigg 1427977 at http://www.stuff.tv Adidas Boost and five other running trainer milestones http://www.stuff.tv/adidas/adidas-boost-and-five-other-running-trainer-milestones/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Adidas&#039; iconic new trainer is promising to add extra spring to your winter running – but do you remember its techie trainer forebears? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Adidas-Boost_0.jpg?1364407205" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/adidas-boost-02.jpg?1364407205" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Spring is in the air, and as you dig your running kit out of mothballs, Adidas has announced a new trainer tech that promises to help you bound through the streets with newfound zeal.</p> <p>The new Boost's midsole tech looks unerringly like polystyrene, but is actually a new cushioning material that uses hundreds of capsules to provide what Adidas claims is the highest energy return of any running trainer.</p> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> First Nike+ trainer – Nike+ Air Zoom Moire (2006) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Nike+iPod system's first official trainers, the Moires were largely forgettable apart from their hole for a Nike+ sensor. Pouches like the SwitchEasy Runaway meant you could soon use Nike+ with any trainers, but it remained a big moment for trainer tech.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/NikeMoire.gif?1364407205" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="144" height="43" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/logo_1085.png?1364407205" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Barefoot trailblazer – Vibram Fivefingers (2005) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>More about removing trainer innovation than adding to it, the Fivefingers took barefoot running to new extremes with its 'foot glove' design. Few manufacturers now don't have a barefoot-style shoe, but it remains a niche that demands big changes to your foot-striking.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Fivefingers.gif?1364407205" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="144" height="43" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/logo_0_894.png?1364407205" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Performance fashion icon – New Balance 577 (1989) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Like the Adidas Boosts, the 577s managed to be both serious running trainers and fashionable enough to tote around town. Non-runners still stand by the 576s, which gained a cult following in the 90s.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/NewBalance577.gif?1364407205" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="144" height="43" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/logo_1_793.png?1364407205" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Pioneer of personalisation – Adidas APS (1986) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>These trainers' 'Antipronation and Shock Absorption System' let you use a key to adjust rods in the midsole and change their cushioning, years before current day personalisation like 'Nike ID' and 'mi Adidas'.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/AdidasAPS.gif?1364407205" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="144" height="43" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/logo_2_681.png?1364407205" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The arrival of Air – Nike Air Tailwind (1978) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The first trainer with 'Air' cushioning made its debut at the Honolulu marathon in late 1978, and went on to inspire an almighty 90s trainer war involving Reebok's Pump and Adidas Torsion.</p><p><strong>You might also like</strong></p><p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/life-etc/news-nugget/cigarette-racing-and-amg-build-worlds-fastest-electric-boat">Cigarette Racing and AMG build world's fastest electric boat </a></p><p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/computers-and-consoles/rumour-mill/sony-playstation-4-controller-shown-in-leaked-pic">Sony PlayStation 4 controller shown in leaked pic</a></p><p> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/Nokia%20Music+%20arrives%20to%20take%20on%20Spotify">Nokia Music+ arrives to take on Spotify</a></p><p> <span class="marker"></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/NikeAirTailwind.gif?1364407205" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/new-twitter-banner_874.jpg?1364407205" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/life-etc/5-of-the-best/adidas-boost-and-five-other-running-trainer-milestones </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/adidas/adidas-boost-and-five-other-running-trainer-milestones/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/adidas/adidas-boost-and-five-other-running-trainer-milestones/news#comments Adidas Boost Fri, 15 Feb 2013 12:49:13 +0000 Mark Wilson 424231 at http://www.stuff.tv Adidas reveals miCoach Speed Cell tracker http://www.stuff.tv/adidas/adidas-reveals-micoach-speed-cell-tracker/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Finally, you can record detailed performance statistics from your exhaustive training sessions. Once you get off the sofa that is </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/adidas-micoach-speed-cell-tracker_0.jpg?1368440868" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_2201.jpg?1368440868" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Adidas has unveiled its new miCoach Speed Cell, an in-shoe tracker that measures speed, number of sprints, distance, steps and stride.</p><p>Unlike Nike+ ,which is designed primarily for running, the extra data allows the miCoach Speed Cell tracker to be used in a variety of sports, from tennis to football (but probably not tiddlywinks).</p><p>Up to seven hours of data can be stored on the tracker and transmitted to smartphones, tablets or PCs. It'll also handily slot in to Adidas’ f50 football boot for some on-pitch action.</p><fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/life-etc/news-nugget/adidas-reveals-micoach-speed-cell-tracker </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/adidas/adidas-reveals-micoach-speed-cell-tracker/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/adidas/adidas-reveals-micoach-speed-cell-tracker/news#comments Adidas Thu, 27 Oct 2011 10:56:14 +0000 Esat Dedezade 418418 at http://www.stuff.tv Adidas Adizero XT http://www.stuff.tv/adidas-adizero-xt/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It may not look well-equipped to battle the elements but this Adizero loves nothing better than an off-road run. As long as it’s not too cold out </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="459" height="344" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/ADI1527_0.jpg?1364300038" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>While most runners prefer to stick to the familiar feel of roads and tracks, more maverick types like to go trail running, often on rough and ready paths that are inaccessible by road. This, of course, demands a certain type of trainer – and the Adizero XT is one such shoe.</p> <p><strong>Rough and ready</strong></p> <p>Its breathable synthetic upper may mean it looks a little dandyish and won’t keep your tootsies warm in a run on alpine tundra, but the ‘pleather’ does last long in extreme surroundings and the dual-density sole ups the stability. </p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £75.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">8 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Adizero XT has an upper only a mother could love, but performs well in off-road running </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/adidas-adizero-xt </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/adidas-adizero-xt/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/adidas-adizero-xt/review#comments Adidas Adizero XT Sport Tue, 20 Nov 2007 06:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 8596 at http://www.stuff.tv Adidas Supernova Cushion 6 http://www.stuff.tv/adidas/adidas-supernova-cushion-6/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Adidas&#039; latest weapon in the fight against specialist running shoes is this update on its best-selling supernova design – the promisingly named Cushion 6 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="557" height="418" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/adidas_supernova_cushion_0.jpg?1364300389" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>It’s easy to assume that Adidas has rested on its three-striped, retro laurels upon seeing the Supernova Cushion 6s. But fear not – every single panel of these trainers has been scrutinized by Adi’ eggheads with movement in mind. &nbsp;</p> <p>The Supernova Cushion 6’s list of tech is impressive. Adidas’ ever-evolving Torsion system supports the midfoot admirably, seams have been jettisoned to keep things more streamlined, adiPRENE takes the shock and ForMotion supports your muscular system and helps maintain your running posture.&nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £65.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">8 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Supernova Cushion 6 has lapped its sub-branded siblings to become one of the finest examples of how to meld an advanced running show with classic looks </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/adidas-supernova-cushion-6 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/adidas/adidas-supernova-cushion-6/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/adidas/adidas-supernova-cushion-6/review#comments Adidas Fashion Supernova Cushion 6 Wed, 17 Oct 2007 05:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 7959 at http://www.stuff.tv Adidas Adidas_1 http://www.stuff.tv/adidas/adidas-adidas1/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Adidas 1 trainers will preserve your posture thanks to a sensor, microprocessor and motor working out optimum cushioning </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="484" height="363" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Adidas-adidas_1-Smart-Ride-Running-Shoes-3_0.jpg?1364300664" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Adidas_1s are the first trainers to contain a computer chip. Does this mean bionic running is finally with us? Sadly, that's still beyond these trainers, but they will make your evening jogs a whole lot more comfortable.</p> <p>Using a sensor, a microprocessor and a motor, these ‘intelligent’ trainers ensure optimum cushioning throughout your run or workout. Unlike ‘stupid’ footwear, they adapt to your weight, your pace and the surface very quickly indeed. </p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £170.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> They're not Stephen Fry intelligent, but the Ones do a grand job of adapting to different surfaces </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/adidas-adidas1 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/adidas/adidas-adidas1/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/adidas/adidas-adidas1/review#comments Adidas Adidas_1 Fashion Tue, 21 Nov 2006 06:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 2193 at http://www.stuff.tv