To learn more about the technology which has been included inside the self lacing shoes created by Nike and inspired by the Marty McFly’s AirMags from the Back to the Future films, check out the images below.
The innovative lacing system in cooperates to plastic channels run up from the motor compartment, the laces are equipped with a “Flywire” as Nike calls it, which tightens the laces when required.
Telind Bench explains more about the teardown of the Nike HyperAdapt shoes and what he found inside :
Growing up, we all dreamed of sporting a pair of Marty McFly’s AirMags. The idea of slipping on a fresh pair of self-lacing sneakers seemed, at the time, wildly far-fetched (like the notion of handheld computer tablets, self-driving cars, and hoverboards). Now, what appeared to be a distant dream, has become an exciting reality — thanks to the team at Nike.
The Nike HyperAdapt is a first-of-its-kind product in an entirely new category. These self-lacing shoes combine intricate mechanisms, sophisticated electronics, and unique textiles. Mindtribe has been in the connected hardware space for 20 years, and it’s been exciting to watch the evolution of wearable, embeddable technology as it moves from smartphones, into wristwatches — and now into everyday wear. The HyperAdapts look and feel great, and it’s hard to overstate how cool it is to have the shoe self-lace around your foot as if by magic. It’ll certainly be interesting to see where Nike takes their concept next.
Our team had the opportunity to look inside a pair. By doing so, we were able to see the systems that drive the concept, and the possibility for further expansion and functionality — a peek back to the future.
For the full teardown jump over to the Mind Tribe website together with a video revealing how the electronics were removed.