A gadget that tells you when to replace your running shoes
by John Fisher,posted Jan 18 2013 10:01AM
They say we walk 75,000 miles by the time we reach 50, and we cover a lot more ground if we're runners. One of the keys to safe running -- that is, not screwing up your knees and your feet -- is to replace your shoes when they wear out. Supposedly, a pair of running shoes is only good for 400-600 miles .But how do you know when they're toast? You use a little device called MilestonePod. It's a little capsule that clps to your shoe, tracks your mileage and lets you know when it's time for new shoes. It also contains your emergency info, so in case you have some kind of accident outt here, emergency personnel can plug it into a computer and get your medical data.
Here's a charmingly amateur video with the pitch from the gadget's creators:
They're crowdsourcing the funding for MilestonePod, and if you kick in some seed money, you get one for yourself. (It's going to sell for $14.95.) Check it out here.