The new Nike intelligent sneakers model, called HyperAdapt 1.0, will soon hit shelves, to the delight of technophiles! The sports shoes, featuring tech laces that self-tighten, have made the top of the tech and sports media interests for a while now. What is so special about a pair of HyperAdapt 1.0?
The news about the date when the high tech sneakers would be available for purchase was first tweeted by Nike PR Director Heidi Burgett on September 20. “HyperAdapt 1.0 will be available in the U.S. at select Nike retail locations. Appointments to experience & purchase begin 11.28.16, the tweet read.
According to the same direct source, the sneakers do light up, as seen in photos and video teasers and are rechargeable. And even though they look bulky, Burgett said customers will be “pleasantly surprised” when it comes to their weight.
In the making of HyperAdapt 1.0, Nike used as inspiration a pair of shoes from the past…sort of. Remember Michael J. Fox’ s sneakers in the so popular in the late ’80s movie Back To The Future II? The actor, now 55, received the prototype of HyperAdapt 1.0 almost a year ago.
See Michael J. Fox trying them on here.
This futuristic shoes have intelligent laces that calculate, through “an algorithmic pressure equation” how much they need to tighten the shoe around your foot. The system includes fishing line and a pressure sensor in the sole. The LED lights up in only two circumstances: when you put the shoes on and when they need recharging. Three hours of charging provides non-stop functioning for two full weeks.
As for the price, Nike did not announce any figures, but according to Wired, we should expect a spicy number on that tag.