New computer football boots will tell your mates how well you played
Back when we were younger and read the Roy Of The Rovers comic, we were mesmerised by the Kenny’s Computer Boots story, in which young Kenny Loggins played for his school team while wearing a pair of futuristic boots that recorded masses of stats about his performance for him.
We’re making it up, but it sounds plausible doesn’t it? Well it’s about to become a reality thanks to some new boots from Adidas.
They’ve got a built-in computer that stores data and analyses your personal performance, uploading your stats to your computerised device of choice, and giving you data on your speed, distance travelled and top speeds, by monitoring your movements at one-second intervals. Plus, they're a pretty colour and won't make you look like a dick when you wear them, oh no.
There’ll also be a social element to it, so that you’ll be able to upload your stats straight to your Facebook or Twitter account – great if you’ve had a blinder, but not so great if you’ve spent half the match throwing up on the touchline owing to ‘refuelling issues’.