Yesterday, Nike made a number of new product announcements at an event in New York , but the most exciting one was the c self-tying sneakers — just like in Back To The Future
While Nike has teased prototypes and versions of the shoe from Back to the Future 2 in the past, with the HyperAdapt 1.0, the American sports apparel giant is finally bringing a pair of the futuristic wonders to market for anyone to buy. The sneakers sport “adaptive lacing” technology, which can automatically adjust the snugness of the shoe. “When you step in, your heel will hit a sensor and the system will automatically tighten,” said Tiffany Beers, Nike’s senior innovator, in a press release. “Then there are two buttons on the side to tighten and loosen. You can adjust it until it’s perfect.”
Essentially, wearers of the shoe can make quick “micro-adjustments,” which is much quicker than untying and retying the shoe altogether — a process that may preclude users from making the adjustment at all. The new system also means that the age-old calamity of tripping over loose laces could soon be a thing of the past..