Made famous by the 1989’s hit movie, Back To The Future II, self-lacing shoes were just a science fiction dream until earlier this year when Nike revealed that it is ready to release such shoes into the market. Called HyperAdapt 1.0, the actual release date was kept as a secret by the company though until this week.
For those who are not familiar with HyperAdapt 1.0, the shoes are built with sensors and motors that would automatically adjust the laces and fit on the shoes according to wearer’s weight and position of the foot. Equipped with rechargeable battery that able to last for up to two weeks per chage, wearers are able to further adjust the shoes to their liking via their integrated control buttons.
Since the company is also testing the self-lacing feature in various sports, we might be seeing the system in action more often very soon. According to a recent article by Wired, the company is working through versions that would automatically adjusted itself in real time as well as making other factors within a shoe to be dynamically adaptive including breathability and cushioning.
Meanwhile, the company will release its HyperAdapt 1.0 in select retail location in United States starting from 28 November 2016. So, how much will HyperAdapt 1.0 costs and will it eventually be released in Malaysia? Well, we don’t have the answer for that at the moment but we’ll keep you posted once we heard any info on these matters from the folks at Nike.