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Nike gets up and running with power-lacing sneakers

by • March 16, 2016 • No Comments

Nike has dipped its toes into the waters of self-lacing shoes in the past, with limited runs of Back to the Future-inspired sneakers for charity in 2011 and 2015. But the sportswear giant is now diving right in, currently unveiling its initially consumer-focused Nike HyperAdapt 1.0 trainers for those who have grown tired of double knots and bunny ears.

The Nike HyperAdapt 1.0 showcases a sensor within which detects a heel sliding in, causing the shoe to instantly tighten around the foot. Two buttons on the side and so allow the wearer to manually tighten and loosen the shoe until they have themselves a snug fit.

According to Nike, this ability to alter tension on the fly solves what is apparently a “typical” problem for athletes: distraction. It does so by enabling exact adjustments to eliminate tight tying and the slippage which results of loose laces. It in addition imagines a next where a sports shoe can sense the moment you require a tighter fit for a swift mid-game maneuver and adjusts itself accordingly.

Such footwear can be a ways off yet, but which Nike has managed to squeeze a model of its adaptive lacing, seen in its functional, real-life models Mag high-top sneakers last year, into what appear to be somewhat normal trainers is astounding.

There’s no word yet on pricing, and distracted athletes can require to be have a Nike+ membership to manufacture the purchase. The HyperAdapt 1.0 can be on the market in three colors at the beginning of the 2016 holiday season.

You can check out the shoes in the short promo video at a lower place.

Source: Nike

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