Stay Toned, Stay Tuned, Stay Connected Paragon Sports Announces The Release Of The Nike+iPod Running Shoes And Apparel

July 13, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
Paragon Sports announces the release of the long awaited, Nike+iPod running shoe collaboration. Nike has developed a small pocket in a select number of their running shoes that is equipped to hold a wireless sensor. The wireless sensor is part of a Nike+iPod Sport Kit from Apple that also includes a small receiver that plugs into the dock connector on the bottom of the iPod. The system in the Nike shoe links to Apple’s iPod Nano digital music player.

The sensor in the shoe wirelessly sends information such as distance, pace, calories burned and time to the runner’s iPod. The sensor is also programmed to send the runner instant voice feedback about their workout, information regarding their progress and other pre-programmed data points.

After the run is complete, the user can upload the exercise data from the iPod to their computer, either Mac or PC, and be able to see the statistics from their run. Nike has developed a special website,, which records the statistics of the run and allows the user to set goals as well as challenge other runners to virtual races by downloading time or distance based on workout routines. The NikePlus website allows users to download playlists created by athletes and coaches that deliver motivation and encouragement to the runner throughout the workout.

To get in on the action, the Nike+ compatible shoes range in price from $85 to $130 and the Nike+iPod Sport Kit that includes an in-shoe sensor and receiver that attaches to the iPod, will cost $30. The Nike+ line also includes iPod compatible clothing.

When two of the best-known brands put their heads together, there are limitless possibilities. This could be one of the greatest technological marriages for running products just as the introduction of the joystick was for gamers. Stay toned, stay tuned and stay connected with Nike+iPod shoes and apparel at Paragon Sports.

About Paragon Sports:
Paragon Sports has been the mecca of sporting goods to savvy New Yorkers and thousands of tourists since 1908. offers a wide selection of specialty sporting goods from "Pro" Golf to Tennis, backpacking, travel clothing, travel luggage, commercial quality Fitness Equipment to In-Line Skates, Bicycles to Team Sports, Scuba Diving to Skiing and Snowboards to Running.