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Nike unveils self-lacing shoe [VIDEO]

HyperAdapt 1.0 sneaker will be available to Nike+ members for the 2016 holiday season.

March 17, 2016   by PLANT Staff

Nike's HyperAdapt 1.0. PHOTO: NIKE

Nike’s HyperAdapt 1.0. PHOTO: NIKE

Marty McFly’s self-lacing Nike’s weren’t such a far-fetched idea after all.

Nike unveiled its intentions to sell a self-lacing sneaker for this coming holiday season at its Innovation 2016 event mar 15. in New York City.

The HyperAdapt 1.0 sneaker was designed by shoe designer Tinker Hatfield and Nike’s senior innovator, Tiffany Beers. The shoes will come with an adaptive lacing systems that automatically tightens when you put the shoes on your feet. The laces tigher when your feet hit a sensor built into the shoe. Two buttons on the side of each shoe loosen and tighten to help the wearer find the perfect fit.

The shoes will be available in three colour options. Pricing hasn’t been revealed yet, but the company did confirm the shoes will only be made available to members of Nike+, its new product and events app.


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4 Comments » for Nike unveils self-lacing shoe [VIDEO]
  1. Ignatz deFyre says:

    A truly needful invention.

  2. matt says:

    I wonder what the guarantee is ? 7 days ?? ha ha – and after a month or two when it does not work you can use it as a flower pot.

  3. Mike Whalen says:

    I cannot bend to tie my shoes..these would be a lifesaver to those handicapped people like me.

  4. Armin Meier says:

    I like the idea!
    At a reasonable price
    Is the battery chargable or how long will they last and how easy is it replaced.
    Or…. is walking and running charging the battery with a piezo generator?

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