HyperAdapt 1.0 will be available in the U.S. at select Nike retail locations. Appointments to experience & purchase begin 11.28.16. pic.twitter.com/t3YVLa8Rsl— Heidi Burgett (@heidiburgett) September 20, 2016
We're officially in the future, our shoes can tie themselves now.
CNN Money has the details for Nike's new release.
The sneakers, called "HyperAdapt" will be released on Cyber Monday, which falls on Monday, November 28th.
Now, in case you're imagining laces that will whirl around and tie themselves in a bow on their own, that's not quite how it works. It works more like a buckle or a boot tightening.
Here's the scoop:
The shoe contains sensors in the heel that detects when the shoe is being worn. There is a "lace engine" (because that's what sneakers were missing. Engines.) in the bottom of the shoe that controls a system of nylon bands that can tighten or loosen through two buttons on the side.
There is also a LED in the middle of the sole that tells you when the battery is low or when the engine is running.
Yeah, you heard us. These are light up shoes for adults. You know you're excited.
The shoes attach to a charging pod. A full charge takes about three hours to acheve and lasts for about two weeks.
Nike says the design, while inspired by Marty McFly in "Back to the Future 2," was designed for athletes to be able to make quick adjustments on the court, we're stoked to see Nike provide yet another shoe that might provide more independance for people with special needs who might not be able to tie their shoes on their own.
This new concept would allow for a more stylish option than most velcro shoes and would grant more independance to wearers.