You can now lace up hands-free with Nike’s release of HyperAdapt 1.0, pictured below. This shoe of the future was unveiled on Wednesday as a step towards more wearable technology. As soon as your heel hits a sensor in the sole of the shoe, you’ll feel just like Marty McFly. There are two buttons on the sides, which adjust the laces to either be looser or tighter, which as the designer of the shoe, Tinker Hatfield, said that it “challenges traditional understanding of fit, proposing an ultimate solution to individual idiosyncrasies in lacing and tension preference.”
The original idea that came from the 1989 hit movie began to come into fruition last year when Nike produced a pair to commemorate the year that Mr. McFly came to 2015, and Michael J. Fox was the first to try them on.
The HyperAdapt 1.0 is just one of Nike’s new innovations. They’ve also released a whole line of ‘Flash Pack’ products to protect runners who like to work out at night, making safety a priority.
The price for the power shoe-laces has yet to be released, but is said to be put on the shelves later this year.
Would you be interested in a high tech shoe, or would you rather keep it old school?