Nike's Self-Tying Shoes Finally Have A Release Date
They're not the Air MAGs, but they're dope.
BY Finlay Renwick | Sep 23, 2016 | Shoes
Since Marty McFly had his shoes tied by electro magnets and raw science (or something like that) in Back to the Future Part II, we've all dreamed of self-tying sneakers. And now, thanks to the big brains at Nike, we can get in on some lazy lace-up action. We got a teaser way back in March, but now the groundbreaking HyperAdapt 1.0 finally has a release date.
Available for try-on and purchase appointments starting on November 28, the HyperAdapt 1.0 uses a pressure sensor, a rechargeable lithium-polymer battery, a lightweight micromotor, and a cable system to tighten itself around your foot. (It also lights up, which is obviously a very big selling point.) Everything is housed in a plastic casing that sits under the middle of your foot.
"When you step in, your heel will hit a sensor and the system will automatically tighten," explains Tiffany Beers, senior innovator at Nike 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."
So they're not completely self-tying like the Air MAGs from BTTF, but they're close enough in our book.
Take a look at how they work in Nike's video:
From: Esquire US.