Mythical self-lacing shoes available in November
When “Back to the Future II” showcased the self-lacing Nike shoes back in the ’80s, people became obsessed with it. It’s certainly a big surprise to hear Nike bring a piece of science fiction into reality.
These self-lacing kicks are called the HyperAdapt 1.0 and will be available for “experience & purchase” starting Nov. 28, reports The Verge.
With such fancy technology being adapted into a Nike footwear, it would be safe to assume that these shoes will cost much.
One more point to remember is that anything that runs on electricity will have batteries that will eventually need recharging. These shoes are no different, but a single charge will last for about two weeks. And while lights in the shoes were previously just gimmicks, the blue light on the HyperAdapt indicate battery is on full charge and red light warns it is “time to look for a socket.” The chargers magnetically attach to the plastic area around the insole, which houses the battery and cable system.
The shoes work through an internal cable system and a pressure sensor in the sole. When a foot is inserted, the cables tighten based on “an algorithmic pressure equation,” which should provide just the right amount of tightness around the foot. Users are also free to adjust the fit through a pair of buttons near the tongue.
HyperAdapt 1.0 may not look as futuristic as the ones in the movie but the important thing is that the technology is now a reality and encased in a more contemporary design that can appeal to even non-fans of “Back to the Future.”
Watch the video from Wired below for more information on how the HyperAdapt 1.0 was made. Alfred Bayle