If you are curious to what electronics are integrated into the Nike Adapt self lacing trainer, you will be pleased to know a teardown has been carried out by the What Inside YouTube Channel revealing the internal workings of the shoe. Check out the videos below to see the mechanisms on both the latest version and the Nike HyberAdapt shoes.
Nike is markets the self lacing trainer explains. “Step into a shoe that comes to life when you put it on. It lights up. It senses you. It adjusts to the shape of your foot and activity at the touch of a button—so you always get the perfect fit. Electric adaptable reaction lacing is the technology that makes self-lacing shoes possible—electronically adjusting the lacing, pressure and fit of the shoe to the contours of your foot. A small engine inside the midsole pulls the laces to tighten the Flyknit and quad-axial mesh upper. As Nike FitAdapt technology has evolved, the engine has become smaller and lighter, enabling more applications across more sports.”
The Nike Adapt trainers, as you would expect come with their own companion application allowing you to customise the colour of the integrated LEDs directly from your smartphone. The internal batteries are wirelessly charged using the supplied Nike charging pad.