Apple, Nike team-up to Offer ‘iPod Ready’ Shoes

'iPod Ready' Shoes Innovative software and hardware company Apple Computers has joined hands with style guru Nike to offer iPod users both apparel and accessories compatible with the device. The two companies have specially designed footwear that would allow the one wearing it to use their iPod nano to monitor time, calories burned and pace. What’s more…the shoes could give real time audible feedback when used with headphones. The Nike+ Air Zoom Moire will be the first shoe to be “iPod ready.”

Steve Jobs, Apple’s chief said, “We’re working with Nike to take music and sport to a new level. The result is like having a personal coach or training partner motivating you every step of your workout.”

“Nike(plus)iPod will change the way people run,” Nike Chief Executive Mark Parker said.

Jobs added, “The result is like having a personal coach or training partner motivating you every step of your workout.”

The Sport Kit will be made available by this summer for $29 and would be available through Apple itself or authorized resellers. Of course, you’ll have to spend at least $149 for the Nano and $100 for the shoes. Six other iPod-ready Nike shoe models are coming. The launch of the Sport Kit would also be accompanied by specially-designed Nike apparel, the two companies said.