Nike Steps Into The Future With Their Self-Lacing Shoes

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Nike Steps Into The Future With Their Self-Lacing Shoes.

Science Fiction constantly projects technologies that seem attainable but that actually never materialise in reality. Naming a few delusional and fictitious tech examples; the hover boards, the invisibility cloaks, flying cars, and the list goes on.

However, a few days ago Nike made one such science fiction technology a reality. Nike checked self-lacing shoes, with power laces, off the futuristic list, debuting the HyperAdapt 1.0. Thus, channelling Marty McFly’s from Back to the Future II power-lacing sneakers.

So how do they work?

The sneakers start lacing when you put your foot in and your heel hits a sensor. The shoes also have two special buttons on the side for tightening and loosening until it feels perfect to you.

So, other than making a technology real from cult movie of the late ‘80s, why on earth do we need a self-lacing sneaker?

Nike says that the setup solves a problem for athletes, since the sneakers allow for quick adjustments without stopping to fully re-tie. “Precise, consistent, personalized lockdown can now be manually adjusted on the fly,” Nike says.

The shoe will be available in three colours, and the price has not yet been revealed.

Watch the video below to find out more about Nike’s new self-lacing sneakers:


The future of footwear is transforming right under our noses with the advancement of technology. Shoes will not only be a fashion statement but they will be so much more.

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