If you're too lazy to tie your shoelaces then we've got some big news. According to Nike, there will soon be will self-lacing sneakers inspired by the shoes worn by Michael J. Fox in Back to The Future II on sale.
According to a Tweet by Nike's PR Director, Heidi Burgett, the HyperAdapt 1.0 will be available in the USA at select Nike shop from 28th November.
Although the pricing is yet to be announced, the public should expect a high fee, according to a Wired Article on the shoe's development.
HyperAdapt 1.0 will be available in the U.S. at select Nike retail locations. Appointments to experience & purchase begin 11.28.16. pic.twitter.com/t3YVLa8Rsl
- Heidi Burgett (@heidiburgett) September 20, 2016
In order to self-tie, each shoe has an internal cable system made from fishing line and a pressure sensor in the sole. When you put your foot in, the cables tighten and the fit can be adjusted with a pair of buttons near the tongue. The thick nylon laces you see on the top of the sneaker are just 'visual aids'. They tighten, but they're not what's keeping the shoe around your foot.
LEDs in the heel light up when the shoes are tightening and when it's on low battery. All this technology means that you have to charge the shoes. This takes three hours for a full charge and each charge lasts about two weeks by using a magnetic clip-on charger similar to that used for the Apple Watch.
Nike has been teasing these shoes for years now. It first auctioned off a non-functional pair that were replicas of the Back to The Future versions in 2011.
Featured image credit: Nike/Universal Pictures
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