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Luck puts power meters in shoe soles

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No need to have multiple power meters for each bike if your power meter is in your sole

No need to have multiple power meters for each bike if your power meter is in your sole (Image credit: Courtesy Luck)
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The Luck Potentiometer is a shoe-sole based power meter

The Luck Potentiometer is a shoe-sole based power meter (Image credit: Ben Delaney/Immediate Media)
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The power-meter sole can be used on any high-end Luck shoe, on one or both shoes

The power-meter sole can be used on any high-end Luck shoe, on one or both shoes (Image credit: Ben Delaney/Immediate Media)
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There are some 16 models that can accept the ANT+/Bluetooth power meter sole

There are some 16 models that can accept the ANT+/Bluetooth power meter sole (Image credit: Ben Delaney/Immediate Media)
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Custom graphics are available on a few models

Custom graphics are available on a few models (Image credit: Ben Delaney/Immediate Media)
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A few of the leather-upper options

A few of the leather-upper options (Image credit: Ben Delaney/Immediate Media)
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Who says leather has to be black and plain?

Who says leather has to be black and plain? (Image credit: Ben Delaney/Immediate Media)
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Provide Luck with graphics and they can produce shoes like this

Provide Luck with graphics and they can produce shoes like this (Image credit: Ben Delaney/Immediate Media)
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The Luck app works on Bluetooth, but you can use a Garmin or other computer with the Luck power meter

The Luck app works on Bluetooth, but you can use a Garmin or other computer with the Luck power meter (Image credit: Courtesy Luck)

This article originally appeared on BikeRadar

Two years ago Spanish shoe maker Luck announced its prototype power meter that is built into cycling shoe soles. At Eurobike this year, Luck has a finished product that the company is selling for €200 per shoe. 

The Luck Potentiometer (power meter) can be bolted onto any high-end Luck shoe — road or mountain — according to Luck director Juan José Pascual. There are about 16 models for between €200 and €300 that can use the meter. US and UK pricing was not available.

While the prototype was Bluetooth only, the new version is Bluetooth and ANT+, so it can work with the company's app or any standard cycling computer like a Garmin Edge.

If you use one meter on one shoe, it operates like a Stages or 4iiii one-sided crank-based meter — it just doubled the wattage number for a single power figure. If you buy two, then you get left/right power as well.

Luck also offers a range of custom options, inside and out of the shoe. You can buy custom-fit shoes based on your measurements, and custom-printed designs are available, too.

Some of the Luck shoes have leather uppers, and the high-end mountain shoes feature natural rubber lugs.