It’s not the Nike MAG, but Nike has finally unveiled an auto-lacing sneaker that you will be able to buy this year.
Introducing the HyperAdapt 1.0, the very first example of what Nike is calling their “adaptive lacing” system. As Nike Senior Innovator Tiffany Beers explains; “When you step in, your heel will hit a sensor and the system will automatically tighten. Then there are two buttons on the side to tighten and loosen. You can adjust it until it’s perfect.”
Initial design concepts as early as 2013 started with a snowboard boot that was fitted with a clunky external generator. Following the prototype, the challenge was then to embed the technical components in a smaller space that would not impede natural movement. Eventually, Beers, along with Tinker Hatfield, settled on an underfoot-lacing mechanism, and the Nike HyperAdapt 1.0 was born.
Check out our recap of the event below, including a live wear-test.
Live at #nike2016 Innovation Summit.
Posted by Highsnobiety on Wednesday, March 16, 2016
The Nike HyperAdapt 1.0 will be exclusively to members of Nike+ beginning Holiday 2016, in three colorways. To become a Nike+ member and sign up for notifications about the Nike HyperAdapt 1.0, go to Nike.com.