Nike is always innovating in order to design the best possible shoe. At their innovation summit in New York, they presented Nike HyperAdapt 1.0, a self-lacing shoe that will start selling in late 2016.
After an extensive period of research and all the digital, electrical and mechanical engineering needed to design the shoe, the result is very impressive. It’s all about understanding the needs of athletes and searching for a perfect fit.
The technology itself is very user-friendly. The moment you put the foot into the shoe, the laces will tighten, all thanks to the sensor system incorporated into the shoe. The two buttons on the side will allow you to tighten and loosen the laces so you can adjust them in just a few seconds.
Nike HyperAdapt 1.0 will allow athletes to make quick adjustments and be sure the laces stay in position. “That’s an important step, because feet undergo an incredible amount of stress during competition,” said Nike designer Tinker Hatfield. Nike HyperAdapt 1.0 is just a first step of innovation that unveils a great potential for future adaptive lacing concepts. The next step for Nike will be creating a shoe that will sense when to tighten or loosen the laces. Now, imagine that!
As for the Nike HyperAdapt 1.0 shoe, it will be available only to members of Nike+ and start selling around winter holidays. It features Flyknit uppers and will come in three colors- white, grey, black. The shoe has lighting on the back and at the bottom as well as E.A.R.L. written on them that stands for Electro Adaptive Reactive Lacing. The price is still to be determined.
Check out Cristiano Ronaldo try on the Nike Self-Lacing Shoes
Check out this video for the first look on Nike HyperAdapt 1.0
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