Nike HyperAdapt 1.0 shoe has laces that tighten themselves

Shane McGlaun - Sep 21, 2016, 6:30 am CDT
Nike HyperAdapt 1.0 shoe has laces that tighten themselves

There was a bunch of memorable stuff in the “Back to the Future” movie franchise. The Flux Capacitor was one of the coolest, but the stuff that I wanted the most was the hoverboard and the self-lacing Nike shoes. We still don’t get to go back in time when we hit 88mph or float around on hoverboards, but starting November 28, we can get a version of McFly’s self-lacing shoes called the HyperAdapt 1.0.

The HyperAdapt 1.0 and will be offered at select retail outlets starting on November 28. You will have to set up an appointment to buy the shoes. For now, we have no idea how you would schedule an appointment or how much the shoes would cost. Considering you need an appointment and the futuristic tech of the shoe, I’d wager they will be expensive.

The way the shoe works is with a sensor, battery, motor, and cable system that adjusts the fit based on algorithmic pressure equation. When the foot goes into the shoe, it tightens automatically until friction points are sensed. A pair of buttons near the tongue of the shoe allows users to adjust the fit as needed.

With all the money people spend on shoes in the US and around the world, you can bet these will be purchased by many people. It’s unclear at this time if there will be enough shoes to go around for everyone who wants a pair or if these will be limited edition and hard to get when they launch. We should learn more about the appointment process and pricing closer to launch of the shoe.

SOURCE: Engadget

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