Friday, January 5, 2007

Make Your Own Nike+ iPod Sport Kit Footwear

That's right... If you are one of the millions of people that got the Nike + iPod Nano Sport Kits as a gift this holiday season, you are probably now in the market for the Nike + shoes to go with it. Well, if you'd like to save 100 dollars and do a few simple steps, you can turn your favorite running shoes into Nike+ knock offs. Follow these simple DIY steps:

  • Step 1: Select shoe and peel up the foam insert (cushion) from inside the shoe. Just peel up 1/3 of the insert. This keeps the integrity of the shoe intact.
  • Step 2: Center the Nike+ transmitter in the shoe and trace it's outline with a pencil or pen.
  • Step 3: Use utility knife to cut away the fabric (some shoes may not have this layer, so just skip to step 4). Score the line you traced to a depth of 1 centimeter (enough to cut away the fabric). Note: you want the transmitter to be snug in the shoe so, don't cut away to much. You can always take away more material later.
  • Step 4: Using the Dremel tool, remove the material inside the oval you traced. Remember, don't remove more material then needed. You don't want the transmitter bumping around when you run. Take out just the material required to make it a sung fit.
  • Step 5: Check fit. Place transmitter in the shoe and replace the foam insert you removed or pealed up in step 1. Put the shoe on. If you can feel a bump in the area of the transmitter, you didn't place it deep enough. Go back to step 4 and go a little deeper.
  • Step 6: Start Running!
Nike would love to sell you new shoes, but just follow these simple steps and you'll save big. Plus, you can use any brand shoe you'd like. Don't fall for there marketing tricks and don't buy the cheap add ons you tie to your shoe laces (They flop around and don't transmit accurate).

Now that you're done... start running!



Anonymous said...

Nice mod

Lucy said...

great idea

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brooks addiction said...

yeah good idea..i dream about that..i want to have an ipod in a footwear its cool!..