After years of development and no real results Nike is finally preparing to launch its self lacing shoe to the world, making the Nike Hyperadapt 1.0 sports shoe available to purchase from November 28th onwards.
Inspired by the iconic self lacing boots from Back to the Future, Nike has been feverishly trying to develop a working solution that would be functional in real-life.
Check out the videos below to learn more about the mechanics that allow you to lace up your trainer with the least effort ever. The Nike Hyperadapt 1.0 will start selling at select Nike retail locations in the US, but according to Nike those interested will still need to make an appointment to experience and purchase the Nike Hyperadapt 1.0. Nike promotional literature for the new shoes try to explain a real-life reason why the Hyperadapt have been created :
The first performance vehicle for adaptive lacing, the Nike HyperAdapt 1.0 is the payoff of significant research in digital, electrical and mechanical engineering. The shoe provides precise, consistent, personalised lockdown that can be manually adjusted on the go.
Functional simplicity reduces a typical athlete concern, distraction. “When you step in, your heel will hit a sensor and the system will automatically tighten,” explains Tiffany Beers, Senior Innovator, NIKE, Inc., and the project’s technical lead. “Then there are two buttons on the side to tighten and loosen. You can adjust it until it’s perfect.”
For more information on the new Nike Hyperadapt 1.0 jump over to the Nike website for details by following the link below. Unfortunately no information on pricing has been released as yet, but as soon as information comes to light we will keep you updated as always.
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