Nike promised us that the self-lacing shoes from ‘Back to the Future Part II’ would become a reality and while the initial run was supposed to be out in Spring of 2016, we’re finally getting a look at the actual product. Michael J. Fox was handed a prototype on Future Day, or October 22nd, 2015, when his portrayal of Mary McFly was initially supposed to show up. While we never did get that many ‘Jaws’ movies and the Cubs still haven’t won, at least self-lacing shoes are here to make us that much lazier and show that some dreams can be made real!
The technology is called “power-lacing HyperAdapt 1.0” and really is kind of neat when you think about it. The shoes take three hours to charge but will last approximately two weeks before they need to be plugged in again. The way they work is that there is a sensor in the heel that can detect when you step into the show and will tighten the laces for you.
You can check out the video below to really get a look at what you’ll soon be able to buy on shelves on November 28, 2016.
Above you can watch creators Tinker Hatfield and Tiffany Beers as they talk about the power-lacing HyperAdapt 1.0 and demonstrate how it works and how you charge them. This will be the first shoe on the market and they are describing it as “the first performance vehicle for Nike’s latest platform breakthrough, adaptive lacing.”
Hatfield is very excited about what she helped craete and also gave a good look and a few details on the release in this tweet:
HyperAdapt 1.0 will be available in the U.S. at select Nike retail locations. Appointments to experience & purchase begin 11.28.16. pic.twitter.com/t3YVLa8Rsl
— Heidi Burgett (@heidiburgett) September 20, 2016
Are you planning on getting a pair of Nike’s Self-Lacing shoes? Is this something to completely geek out about or have we just found a way to get even lazier? Share your thoughts below!
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