Like the fictional “Nike Mag” imagined in the film Back to The Future 2, The HyperAdapt 1.0 is a high tech sneaker that laces itself once it detects the wearer has put it on. This new wearable technology, which Nike is calling “adaptive lacing,” works by a sensor in the heel of the HyperAdapt that activates under pressure and tightens the laces of the sneaker without any assistance. The HyperAdapt’s fit can be adjusted by the wearer with two buttons on the side of the shoe that tighten or loosen the laces.
The Nike HyperAdapt 1.0 will be the first commercially available self-lacing sneaker and appointments to test and purchase the sneaker will be open starting Nov. 28, according to Sole Collector.
Nike has yet to specify how consumers will be able to schedule these appointments or what the retail cost of the HyperAdapts will be.
Nike also said in an extensive cover article for Wired that they are working to further improve and modify their adaptive lacing system for upcoming models. More information regarding the HyperAdapt’s pricing and appointments is likely to come in the following weeks. Stay tuned.