Geeky shoes salute rare Apple sneakers from the ‘90s

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These Apple sneakers sell for big bucks. New shoes that salute the originals are a more affordable option.
Photo: Heritage Auction

The Apple-branded sneakers given to employees in the early 1990s have become collectors’ items priced well out of the range of ordinary consumers.

But two companies known for making cutting-edge footwear have come together to create shoes reminiscent of Apple’s original that can be purchased today.

Nike’s futuristic self-tying shoes will be controlled by iPhone

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Kyle Kuzma
Kyle Kuzma's reaction to Nike's self-tying shoes is priceless.
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Nike just posted a major teaser for the release of its self-lacing shoes set to debut tomorrow and it looks like the iPhone will play a major role with the new sneakers.

The teaser video Nike put out today shows some popular basketball players trying on the new shoes. Nike appears to have created an iPhone app that lets you adjust the laces without touching your feet. Even though the shoes can’t be seen in the video, it’ll certainly get you hyped for the future of basketball shoes.

Watch some of the NBA’s stars get wowed:

Adventure-worthy gift ideas for the outdoorsy folks in your life

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A tent is in our Gift Guide 2017 roundup of best outdoor gear.
They're probably going to want a tent.
Photo: Chad McDonald/Flickr CC

2017 Gift Guide outdoor gear Gear-shopping for your favorite outdoors-loving friends and family members can be as daunting as trekking up Mount St. Helens as she’s about to blow. There are so many options — and so much crap! Nobody wants to waste money on a gift that’s not going to get used.

To help you out with your holiday shopping, we waded through the endless lists of camping and hiking gear and gadgets that came out in 2017. The goal? To find the perfect stuff your special someone will love.

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App Store
The App Store has undergone major renovations.
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Get your Boogio shoes on and track your fitness with your feet

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The shoes are your own, the Boogio slides under the insole and attaches on the shoe rim. Photo: Rob LeFebvre/Cult of Mac
The shoes are your own, the Boogio slides under the insole and attaches on the shoe rim. Photo: Rob LeFebvre/Cult of Mac

Jose Torres, CEO of Boogio, wants you to track your fitness with the most obvious part of your body: your feet.

“We’ve got 60,000 layers of sensitivity in the Boogio,” he told Cult of Mac at last week’s Electronic Entertainment Expo, “so we can track gravitational force, inner balance, and three different acceleration forces of your feet.”