Starting this summer, Nike will market auto-lacing shoes; like the famous pair of Marty McFly.
The US giant has just introduced the HyperAdapt 1.0, a shoe that is able to lace up automatically when it slips off. All thanks to technology called adaptive lacing on which designers are working footwear have been working for nearly three years.
With a sensor placed in the heel, the shoe is able to determine when to start the automatic lacing.
On the side, a button is available for the shoe owner to use to tighten or loosen the knot, depending on the desired level. Depending on the brand, the device will have a battery life of two weeks.
Nike had already offered a glimpse of this novelty in October, on the occasion of the presentation of the Nike Mag, an exact replica of the model worn by Marty McFly in the movie. A pair only accessible through an auction to be held later this spring. The pair unveiled yesterday by Nike, is however the first of this type to be produced on a large scale.
Nike plans to improve it other rangers of shoes and even include more sensors. The goal is to adjust the pressure in real time loops, depending on the temperature, the level of perspiration or the type of activity performed.What store cupboard at our old shoes to scratch.