Calling all Back to the Future fans as the self-lacing shoes that were worn by Marty McFly can now be yours as Nike brings in the HyperAdapt 1.0. While the design might not exactly look like the ones that were seen on the film, but the technology is quite similar. The self-lacing shoes will be available at select stores in the United States starting on the 28th of November of this year.
The Nike HyperAdapt 1.0 Will be Available at Select US Stores Starting November 28, 2016
The public relations director of Nike Heidi Burgett took to Twitter for the highly-anticipated announcement. She tweeted on Wednesday about the shoes, touted as the HyperAdapt 1.0, and it is the company’s take on the power-lacing footwear that was worn by Michael J. Fox in his role as Marty McFly in the hit 1989 film “Back to the Future Part II.” The tweet comprises of the following statement: “HyperAdapt 1.0 will be available in the U.S. at select Nike retail locations. Appointments to experience & purchase begin 11.28.16.” The aforementioned tweet also comes with a picture of the shoe model.
The Nike HyperAdapt 1.0 comes equipped with a pressure sensor that can be found on the sole. It will then use that sensor to automatically tighten the laces once the wearer’s foot is sensed inside. If you want to adjust the laces, you can do so through the external buttons found near the tongue.
However, and as what has been expected, these self-tying shoes needs to be charged to make use of the feature. According to a video by Wired that was released on Wednesday, charging the shoes needs to be done on a wireless charging pod. The battery takes three hours to have a full charge, and a single charge can last for up to two weeks. For those who are concerned about the LED lights that are built into the heels, they are there to let users know if the battery within the shoes are low or when the laces are in the process of tightening.
Burgett’s announcement about the new Nike shoes did not include the price tag, unfortunately. However, enthusiasts of speakers can already book their appointments to purchase their very own self-lacing shoes starting on the 28th of November. It should also be noted that the adaptive lacing shoes will be available for purchase in three different color variants. The HyperAdapt 1.0 was first unveiled back in March of this year during the Nike Innovation 2016 event in New York City.
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