Self-Lacing Shoes Are Here
Last year, fans of the 1985 film Back to the Future found Oct. 21, 2015 without much of the technology that the 30-year-old movie had predicted. Though technology did not advance as quickly in reality as it did in the film, it wasn’t too far behind. Today, just five months after what is known as “Back to the Future Day,” one of the film’s most memorable examples of futuristic technology was released.
The world’s biggest sportswear brand, Nike Inc., has debuted a power-lacing shoe. This is the first of its kind, short of what was seen in the 1985 film. Users are able to tighten or loosen the laces simply by pressing a button on the side of the shoe. This provides a custom fit that can be tailored to each user’s movement. The shoes, called the Nike HyperAdapt 1.0, will not be available until the holiday season, and even then will only be accessible to members of the Nike+ app. The HyperAdapt 1.0 will be available in three colors, and a price has yet to be announced.
The Beaverton, Oregon based company introduces the self-lacing shoes alongside several other innovations.
Nike also introduced a new Nike Plus app, which will be available in June. The app connects to other Nike resources for running and training, and even allows users to contact Nike experts. In addition, the company also released plans for soccer cleats that prevent mud from sticking to the soles by use of new anti-clog traction.