Greatest Gear For 2015: ‘Best In Show’ At Outdoor Retailer

Sensor Shoe Analyzes Gait — Computer chips in shoes, for better or worse, have been done before. Altra offers a new take with its Halo running shoes — they have a tiny sensor system in the sole to quantitatively measure foot strike.

Foot strike, cadence, and ground force impact are measured, and data from the sensor is displayed on a smartphone app or a watch (the iFit Ridge GPS watch). The setup gives real-time or recorded feedback to better analyze your gait. ($180; fall 2015)

Sean McCoy

Editorial Director Sean McCoy is a life-long outdoorsman who grew up hunting and fishing central Wisconsin forests and lakes. He joined GearJunkie after a 10-year stint as a newspaperman in the Caribbean, where he learned sailing and wooden-boat repair. Based in GearJunkie's Denver office, McCoy is an avid trail runner, camper, hunter, angler, mountain biker, skier, and beer tester.

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