Here Are Nike’s First Power Lacing Shoes
Ever since Back to the Future II, people have wanted shoes with power laces. Well, Nike has finally put power lacing in real shoes. In real life. As in, you’ll actually be able to buy them. And you’ll never have to tie a shoelace again. The Nike HyperAdapt 1.0 will be the first real Nike shoe to implement the adaptive lacing tech and it’s supposed to work just like it did for Marty McFly. Put them on, and it magically tightens up to your feet.
Tiffany Beers of Nike explains how the system works:
“When you step in, your heel will hit a sensor and the system will automatically tighten.”
The adaptive lacing technology isn’t fully automatic though. As in, it won’t just tighten and loosen at will. You’ll probably have to initiate the tightening system if it somehow gets looser. But the idea is that the shoe’s laces will give the same sort of consistent, scrunching and tightening every time. The Nike HyperADapt 1.0 comes out during the holidays of 2016.