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Nike +
Nothing that will make a Garmin Forerunner owner throw away their wrist-top watch, but nice touches.

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The Nike+ kit turns Apple’s sleek iPod Nano MP3 player into a speed and distance monitor, using a tiny wireless footpod and a small plug-in receiver on the iPod. It’s very slick, and it ties special musical features and audio coaching into the package. You’ll need an iPod Nano and ...  Continue reading

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I only started running in August this year and the Nike Plus add on for iPod Nano has been a key part of my motivation throughout. I like to run with music and I appareciate the prompts on time and distance to Continue reading...
Highly recommended. I run in Asics gel's so no hole for the sensor, so I purchased a small sensor pouch from e-bay for a couple of quid that goes straight onto your laces.....job done and sorted.
Never run wi Continue reading...
A great product but capable of so much more! Continue reading...
Great technology, just not sure if this is a beta test model they are marketing. 83% failure rate is not impressive. Might spend more money on a competitor that is more reliable. Continue reading...
It's a good product and it allows you to become part of a virtual running community, or just use it to log and track your own progress - either way it's simple to use.

I don't agree that it runs out after 1 Continue reading...


I need to get a new pair of shoes soon because my Asics Gel-1100's are worn down on the outside heel.

I was looking at the Nike + selection because I already own an iPod Nano and liked the idea of connecting the shoes to it. The only problem is that I do not know whether any of the Nike + shoes would be a suitable replacement for the Asics Gel-1100.

Any help would be great.

Posted: 13/07/2006 at 18:53

I think the Nike+ stuff is so new that noones really tried it yet. I suspect there'll be a mixed response because it's a bit gimicky. Although given that - I WANT ALL OF IT. Even the £45 t-shirt. Gulp.

Posted: 13/07/2006 at 18:55

This brings a new meaning to the term "hacking"... how many will be attacking the midsoles of their running shoes with a craft knife?!!

Think I'll be sticking with my Polar - the thought of Paula Radcliffe speaking to me after every run might drastically curtail my training...

Posted: 13/07/2006 at 21:25

lol.... you'll get mugged for your trainers :-)

or possibly they'll turn you upside down and hack it out as per the above...

suckers the lot of you ;-)

Posted: 13/07/2006 at 21:52

Seems a bit gimmicky to me.

Posted: 13/07/2006 at 22:26

Yeh, probably is a bit gimmicky but I have the iPod + need a new pair of shoes anyway and £20 for the adapter isn't that much.

Now I am probably looking at the Adidas AdiStar Control or Mizuno Wave Nirvana 2 or possibly an Asics option.

Posted: 14/07/2006 at 07:54

At the moment all of the Nike+ shoes are neutral cushioned, so there is no direct 1100 equivalent.

Posted: 14/07/2006 at 10:42

Thought they would be a lot more than the £25 (inc del)! Snapped one up immediately. Cant wait for this to arrive - will post back with my findings when i get it!

Plan on using these with my Asics (either under the laces or tucked in my sock?

Some nice pics here:

Posted: 14/07/2006 at 13:10

Mod your kit:

Posted: 17/07/2006 at 13:31

A question for anyone who has used the Nike+ gadget... I would like to monitor my distance, times etc.. but don't like running with music on. Can the iPod nano & Nike+ gadget be used easy enough WITHOUT having headphones on ?

Posted: 02/07/2007 at 17:51

Yes, when you select your run the Nano allows you to select a Playlist, other songs or no music.

I'm like you, I don't like running with music in my ears. Very good tool and would recommend it to anyone.

Posted: 02/07/2007 at 21:59

if you want a neutral shoe to use with nike+ its the pegasus. if you want support its the structure triax (my fav!) and if you want motion control for real over pronation its the equalon. i personally cant wait for the zoom elite to come on in the next few weeks cos it is light but has some support too - its my baby!

Posted: 04/01/2008 at 09:08

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