Nevermind the innovative improvements in in artificial intelligence or the artificially grown dinosaur bones in laboratories, there is just one factor that certainly claims “future” like nothing else but a pair of self-lacing trainers.
Nike have finally announced that they are going to release the Nike HyperAdapt 1.0 shoe, complete with “Back To The Future II”-style self-tightening laces.
When you step in, your heel will hit a sensor and the system will automatically tighten. Then there are two buttons on the side to tighten and loosen. You can adjust it until it’s perfect, ” explains the senior innovator for Nike, Tiffany Beers.
The shoes will be available in three colors, as well as an additional feature like: some light-up soles and glowing side-threading.
Although the idea has been floating around since the 1989 film “Back To The Future II,” the design for this model has been in the works since 2013. WIRED reports that the shoe’s laces will tighten through a system of electronic pulleys, powered by miniature batteries that can reportedly last for two weeks per charge.
Nike teased the launch of the amazing, self-lacing shoes in October, that they stated would be a collaboration with Michael J. Fox Foundation. Nevertheless, this design appears to not be related towards the Parkinson’s charity.
There’s no official announcement on the cost just yet, however they will simply be accessible to customers of their Nike+ app. Nike hopes to truly have the shoes on the digital racks by later this year.