Nike's self-lacing HyperAdapt 1.0 sneakers go on sale this November

By Shawn Knight ยท 12 replies
Sep 21, 2016
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  1. Movie buffs, sneaker aficionados and technology enthusiasts around the globe have dreamed of the day when they'd have the opportunity to own a pair of Nike “Air Mag” shoes like those depicted in 1989’s Back to the Future II.

    That dream became a reality in 2011 when Nike released a limited quantity of just 1,500 pairs that went up for auction on eBay (plus 10 additional pairs that were auctioned off exclusively by Nike). Critically, the replicas didn’t come with the one feature that pretty much everyone wanted – power laces.

    The idea of self-lacing shoes persisted and in just a couple of months, Nike will finally deliver.

    First unveiled in March, the Nike HyperAdapt 1.0 don’t resemble the original Air Mag seen in the movie but they do feature self-lacing technology.

    As Nike senior innovator Tiffany Beers explains, when you step into the shoe, a sensor in the heel will activate the lace engine which tightens the sneaker around the foot until it senses a certain tension level. Buttons on the side can further adjust the tension for the perfect fit.

    The battery used to power the lace engine should last on average about two weeks. Lights built into the shoe let you know when it’s time to recharge via magnetic charging pucks. A full charge takes around three hours to complete.

    The Nike HyperAdapt 1.0 shoes go on sale November 28. Pricing hasn’t been revealed although most assume they won’t come cheap. You’ll even need to set up an appointment to come into a Nike retail store to “experience” and purchase them.

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  2. Igrecman

    Igrecman TS Maniac Posts: 212   +123

    But why does it look like the shoes my grandfather wears?
  3. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,274

    These are trainers, for exercising. Why the hell would anybody buy these for their intended purpose if they're too lazy to tie their laces? What next? Automated cutlery...
  4. MoeJoe

    MoeJoe TS Guru Posts: 711   +380

    Studies have come out showing how Millennials have lost dexterity with their thumbs
    because of mobile devices ...

    so I see where these shoes make sense.
    wastedkill and Reehahs like this.
  5. Sniped_Ash

    Sniped_Ash TS Maniac Posts: 253   +108

    All kids of the future wear their pants inside-out!
  6. aMerkuri

    aMerkuri TS Enthusiast Posts: 49   +19

    Lol, now you have got to recharge your shoes. Like smartband/smartwatch was not enough already.
  7. umbala

    umbala TS Maniac Posts: 197   +176

    I don't want these. I want self-unrolling condoms.
    wastedkill likes this.
  8. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,664   +1,949

    Does your grandfather look like this?

    wastedkill likes this.
  9. Uncle Al

    Uncle Al TS Evangelist Posts: 3,336   +1,985

    So expensive they won't divulge the price? Sounds like a bunch of used car salesmen!
  10. hojnikb

    hojnikb TS Enthusiast Posts: 33

    Man, they could ditch the leds and add kinetic energy recovery instead. That would definitely last longer.
  11. bluto 2050

    bluto 2050 TS Addict Posts: 270   +33

    Dude : " I can't make to work till 11 boss I'm charging my my shoes !

    Boss: Well then when you get here you're last check will be at the front desk, hope you like like the shoes .
  12. Emexrulsier

    Emexrulsier TS Evangelist Posts: 574   +72

    As well as vaginal power inductor charging rings :D
  13. Igrecman

    Igrecman TS Maniac Posts: 212   +123

    I want self zipping up zippers. That's so embarrassing when you forget to zip it up, then you hear some girls chuckle as you walk by.

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