Take your mind back to the scene in Back to the Future Part II when Marty and Doc arrive in the year 2015. In order to fit in, Doc gives Marty a self-drying/self-fitting coat, a reflective hat, and has Marty pull his jean pockets inside out (which is the style in 2015). But Doc also gives Marty a pair of self-lacing Nike high-top sneakers, which are functional, easy, and spares the back of the lazy man from having to bend over to tie them. But this is the year 2016 now, we have hoverboards (sort of), so the question must be asked: where are our power laces, Nikes? The answer, they’ll be in a store near you later this fall.
Coming in November is the Nike’s Hyperadapt 1.0, and while it’s more functional than stylish, it does introduce the most important innovation of the 21st century after flying cars: power laces. Advertised as part of Nike’s Adaptive Fit Technology, the Hyperadapt works thanks to a sensor in the heel that lets the shoe know a foot is in it. Once that alert’s been received, the cable lacing system tightens thanks to a battery-power mini-motor and away you go! The battery is rechargeable, but you can use the shoes regularly for two weeks before the battery needs a three-hour recharge; an LED light at the bottom of the shoe let’s you know if the motor’s running and whether or not the battery needs recharged.
That not enough information for you? Well Wired put together this video to give you all the specs.
The Nike Hyperadapt 1.0 will be available in fine shoe stores everywhere on November 28, 2016, just in time for the Christmas shopping season and the fitness/futurist nut in your life.
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