Wearable tech is the new buzzword in fashion and has seamlessly made its way into the world of sneakers too. With innovations and unique features, smart sneakers have created quite a hype for themselves while being at the centre of the athleisure trend. While being a fitness assist, they double up as digital coaches and of-course, style icons in their own right. While this cult began in 1983 with Puma’s RS-Computer Shoe, the term ‘smart sneakers’ cemented its name into pop-culture with the 2011 debut of the Nike Air Mag, a self-tying ‘Back to the Future’-tribute sneaker concept. The Nike Air Mags simply focused on extravagance, this cult of smart sneaker-wear strives for a synergy of athleisure comfort and state-of-the-art digital assistance, all in the heel of your shoe. These are 5 hybrid sneakers built for fitness yet backed by digital science.