We wanted self-lacing shoes ever since we seen the first trailer of the Back to the Future movie (Back to the Future II) where Nike made a pair of sports shoes with the so-called “power-laces” especially for the film. Last year, the company has offered a limited edition of the M.A.G. shoes from Back to the Future, but in 2017, we will be able to buy a new model of the intelligent shoes with automatic laces named HyperAdapt 1.0, which will be available in generous amounts.
The way in how HyperAdapt ties the laces is ingenious and resembles the one in the movie, but the mechanism is not identical. When the user enters his foot in the shoe, a sensor positioned under the heel enables the self-lacing. The strength can be adjusted until the level is considered comfortable by the user. The intensity of the tightening can also be manually set using two buttons positioned on the sides.
To enter in the possession of the shoes, you will need to hold a Nike+ account and wait until Fall, when Nike expects to officially launch this model. Along with self-lacing system, Nike has also implemented colored LEDs in these shoes, whose function is not yet clear enough. Currently, there has been no announcements regarding the price, but we know that HyperAdapt will be available in three color variations.