Nike reveals self-lacing sneakers inspired by ‘Back to the Future’

Nike has just revealed the new Nike HyperAdapt 1.0, a sneaker that jumped right out of ‘Back to the Future‘. I guess they’re a year too late, but the futuristic self-lacing shoes from the film have finally become a reality. The company itself advertises the model as “the manifestation of the unimaginable,” and they are right: its “adaptive lacing” system automatically tightens when you slip your feet into them.

 

 

“The shoe translates deep research in digital, electrical and mechanical engineering into a product designed for movement. It challenges traditional understanding of fit, proposing an ultimate solution to individual idiosyncrasies in lacing and tension preference,” the company announced.

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The great thing is that they offer micro-adjustments to prevent athletes from having any problems due to laces being too tight or too loose. “When you step in, your heel will hit a sensor and the system will automatically tighten,” explains Tiffany Beers, Senior Innovator, NIKE, Inc., and the project’s technical lead. “Then there are two buttons on the side to tighten and loosen. You can adjust it until it’s perfect.”

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The HyperAdapt’s initial project consisted of a snowboard boot with an external generator – very different from what the final product turned out to be, which now serves as a platform for what Nike hopes will be a new era in the development of performance footwear.
However, not everyone will be able to get their hands (and feet) on the new kicks: only members of the Nike+ program can purchase the shoes, which will be available in three colors and will be sold at the end of 2016.

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