How Do Nike Self-Lacing Shoes Work?


Nike officially announced that it will be releasing its self-lacing shoes named Nike HyperAdapt 1.0 on November 28. It will be available only at selected retail locations by appointment. The idea was taken from the shoes worn by Michael J. Fox in his movie “Back to The Future II”. I know shoes lovers are very excited for it, but have you ever wondered how do Nike self-lacing shoes work?

Here how it works. Each shoe has an internal cable system made from fishing line and a pressure sensor in the sole. When you step on it, cables tighten automatically based on “an algorithmic pressure equation”. The fit can be adjusted using the two buttons on the side. The LED light in the heel will light up as an indicator that the shoes are tightening and as a sign that the battery is low.

These shoes need to charge. However, it doesn’t mean you need to charge it every day because each charge will last for about two weeks. It takes three hours to be fully charged. Its charger is a magnetic clip-on similar to the charger used in Apple watch.

Sneakerhead researchers have discovered that the bow-tie pattern is the best way to lace a pair of shoes. However, the common criss-cross method was believed to be the overall strongest, and the vague straight method favored by the army.

According to Hatfield “It is amazing to consider a shoe that senses what the body needs in real-time. That eliminates a multitude of distractions, including mental attrition, and thus truly benefits performance.”

Through their brilliant ideas, they came up with the Nike’s new adaptive technology, the Nike HyperAdapt 1.0.  These shoes can give comfort, especially to the athletes because they will not be tying their shoes anymore. Be updated on how to set an appointment in buying these shoes and also if how much it will cost.

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