ugg america tying shoes with real power laces
Nike is finally delivering on its promise to make self tying shoes a reality. The company said on “Back to the Future” Day last year that designer Tinker Hatfield was developing a version of Nike Mags with power laces for the public.
The company unveiled the Hyperadapt 1.0 shoes Wednesday, almost a year after the date Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) and Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd) traveled to in “Back to the Future Part II”: Oct. 22, 2015. Fox got to try on the prototype in real life that day, and now the rest of the world will get their chance when they hit stores this holiday season.
Wired reports the “Adaptive Fit Technology” uses a heel sensor to recognize when a user steps into the sneaker. A mini motor then tightens and loosens cables, tightening the laces.
“It is amazing to consider a shoe that senses what the body needs in real time. That eliminates a multitude of distractions, including mental attrition,
and thus truly benefits performance,” Hatfield said. “Wouldn’t it be great if a shoe, in the future, could sense when you needed to have it tighter or looser? Could it take you even tighter than you’d normally go if it senses you really need extra snugness in a quick maneuver? That’s where we’re headed.”
According to Slash Film, a rechargeable battery powers the entire system and includes a light up feature. Three hours of charging should power the shoes’ self lacing feature for two weeks.
The Nike HyperAdapt 1.0 will first launch to Nike+ members Nov. 28, 2016. The shoes will be available in three colors.
The sneakers might not look like the Nike Air MAGs that Fox’s character wore in the 1989 movie,
but Nike still plans to release a limited edition version of those with self tying laces at auction. All proceeds will benefit the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.