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Create Your Own Nike+ (Nike Plus) Sensor Hole In Your Running Shoes

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There are many options out there for using NON-Nike+ shoes with your Nike+ sensor and iPod.
From pouches to a ziploc bag, all of the helpful hints out there do everything except replicate the original intent of using a hole in the foam section of the shoe under the sole.

This tutorial will teach you to create a Nike+ sensor hole in whatever brand shoe you have.
This example is for my wife's Asics which she likes much more than her Nike+ running shoes.

There are a lot of steps in this tutorial for the sake of explanation, but the process is fairly simple.

ENJOY!!

Credits - To Brian Devane for giving me MacGyver skills when I was just a wee lad,
which I needed to pull off such a project.

Step 1: Things You Will Need

Here is a list of things you will need to make your own Nike+ sensor hole!

1. The Nike+ Sensor Kit (UNOPENED... this is VERY important)
2. The left shoe of your favorite pair of running shoes
3. A Box Cutter or Utility Knife (With a new blade preferably)
4. Scissors (for cutting paper)
5. A Dremel tool with a sanding bit.

Step 2: Create A Template

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The key to creating the perfect hole is to have the perfect template.

If you think about it, the perfect template comes with your Nike+ Sensor Kit.

Follow the instructions with each picture below, and you will be on your way.

Step 3: Use the Template to Trace the Hole

In this step, we will place the template and start tracing the hole for our Nike+ sensor.

Now you will need your box cutter, your template piece, your shoe, and a LOT of patience.
The more patient you are in this step, the better your results will be.

Follow the images.
 
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