Chinese sportswear giant Li Ning have announced that it plans to launch 2 pairs of smart running shoes that will be compatible with Xiaomi’s Mi Band.
The clothing giant famous for making athletics equipment, and running shoes have teamed up with Huami, the same company behind the Xiaomi Mi Band. Li Ning say that they have already started work on 2 pairs of running shoes, one based on their current high-end shoe and another all new entry-level offering.
Li Ning are working on the shoe design and data collection side of the operation while Huami are designing the electronics which will be embedded in the heal of both shoes. The Huami/Li Ning smart shoes will be able to communicate with the popular Xiaomi Mi Band to track and record runs, workouts and then analyse the data.
No word on a release date or pricing for either pairs of shoes.