While some expected Nike to launch a power lacing system — as seen on the heralded MAGs — on Back to the Future Day, Michael J. Fox is still the only recipient of real Nike MAGs featuring working Power Laces. It appears PUMA may beat Nike to the punch, however, as here we have an exclusive first look at PUMA’s upcoming auto-lacing system.
An advancement in adaptable sport shoe technology, PUMA’s new AUTODISC system offers automated fit at the touch of a button. The heart of AUTODISC is PUMA’s patented Disc closure system which features a servo motor that powers a uniquely configured cable system designed to offer tunable support throughout the shoe. As this particular version still a prototype, a micro USB cable charges an on-board battery which powers the motor. The commercial version will have a charging plate included, so you won’t have to worry about plugging the shoe to a power source.
Featuring an expandable upper, the silhouette’s layered foam and flexible mesh construction allows the upper to hug the foot as the cables adjust the shoe’s fit. Paired with an Ignite foam midsole, PUMA’s AUTODISC is poised to deliver some serious comfort.
PUMA will be dropping the innovative AUTODISC in 2016. Stay tuned.