Adidas, together with Infineon Technologies AG, has released a prototype sneaker based on the Adidas NMD S1 model – the Infineon Lighting Shoe.
This prototype, in which built-in microphones and microcontrollers convert sound information into dynamic colored LED effects, is based on the most advanced semiconductor technologies: The embedded PSoC 63 MCU with AIROC Bluetooth LE technology processes information and connects the shoe to other devices; the EZ-PD BCR controller allows for quick charging of the shoe via USB-C from any source; and the XENSIV MEMS microphone array allows the shoe to adapt to the rhythm of the music.
“Innovation and performance are the main drivers of Adidas. When we create innovations, they have to be amazing, go beyond the ordinary, surprise and, above all, be fun. With the Lighting Shoe prototype, we have succeeded in our collaboration with Infineon. We show that technology and style complement each other to create a digital product,” said Burkhard Dümler, Director of Innovation of Adidas.