The Adidas 1.1 model comes in basketball specific and running specific models. What you get is a shoe that is built smart, to be smart by adjusting to the individual wearer. Consider your last pair of Adidas sneakers. The motor is run by a small battery, and as you step, whether it is running on concrete or pivoting around a wood court the shoe is sensing the weight of your steps, the speed and lateral movement, to provide constantly adjusting compression.
If you are a trail runner the shoe will firm up to compensate for the soft ground.