This Bike Has Shoes Instead of Wheels


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In a new video, Continental Tyres and Adidas explore a crazy concept: the shoe bike. – By Molly Hurford

If one pedal stroke yields six steps, will your Fitbit explode after 20 minutes of pedaling? If you leave the bike-to-run transition while still biking but technically connecting your shoes with the ground, will you get kicked out of a duathlon?These are the questions that a hilarious video from Continental Tyres left us pondering, thanks to a zany invention the company made in partnership with Adidas.

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Cyclists, meet the Shoe Bike.

That’s right. Instead of tubes and tyres, this bike comes with 12 high-performance sneakers – boasting Continental Tyre tread soles, of course, and Adidas’ iconic striping on the sides – arranged into two wheels and attached to a yellow frame.

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The bikes seem to pedal pretty darn well, considering, and bonus: There’s minimal chance of flatting (though you could lose a shoe). No comment about how the tread was selected, but it does appear that the different bikes ridden in the video feature variations that span from road to trail functionalities.

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