As wholesale footwear distributors, we’re always interested in footwear news. A recent article at Golf Digest suggested that for those golfers who have an issue with their swing, “smart shoes” could be the answer. Why not? Seems today there are “smart” answers for everything else, doesn’t it?
It seems that IOFIT Smart Shoes, which reportedly track weight transfer and balance in your golf swing, are the first in their field. A “smart” golf shoe for the industry, the Kickstarter campaign to get these puppies off the ground has so far raised more than $53,000. A Samsung off-shoot, the IOFIT Smart Shoes are slated to be released early next year according to reports.
Lightweight, waterproof, and without cleats, the IOFIT Smart Shoes are designed to track how a golfer’s foot works (or doesn’t work), utilizing thin pressure sensors, during a golfer’s swing. The shoes will be available in two versions, one crafted of leather with a suede wingtip, the other a mesh, sneaker-style shoe. Balance (including left and right feet, front to back), pressure distribution of the feet, center of pressure, and other details that make a difference in swing are transmitted to your phone.
The IOFIT Smart Shoe app will analyze a golfer’s swing compared to a friend’s to determine whose is best, and will instantly provide feedback on what needs adjusting with the feet. The app is said to work on Android and iOS platforms.
Amazing how far along technology has brought us today!
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