Nike has unveiled futuristic shoes that will make you think you belong to the movie “Back to the Future,” and it is called the Nike HyperAdapt 1.0.
Tinker Hatfield, Nike’s VP of creative concepts and the man who designed the self-lacing Nike Mag, delivered a prototype of self-tying sneakers, with the assurance that the real sneakers would be released in spring of 2016, Slash Film reported.
CNN noted that Nike has patented an “automatic lacing system” in 2008.
The innovative Back to the Future-like style, called Nike HyperAdapt 1.0, is equipped with sensors in the heels that trigger shoe laces to automatically tighten, Time magazine wrote.
Tiffany Beers, Nike senior innovator and the project’s technical lead, wrote on Nike website, “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.”
The Nike HyperAdapt 1.0 will be available only to members of Nike+, which is the company’s running app, ABC News noted. Photos on the Nike website show the self-lacing shoes are in white, black and gray colours. The price tag for the sneakers is not yet clear.
Meanwhile, the company also released a trailer for its latest innovative sneakers. Watch it now.
The sneakers may not look exactly like the futuristic Nike MAG kicks that Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) wore in “Back to the Future Part II” movie. Nike made it that way probably because they will be doing a limited edition release of that style, Slash Film noted.
Nike said that the limited edition self-tying Nike MAGs “will only be available via auction, with all earnings going to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. The specific details on the auctions will be posted to Nike News and via Twitter @Nike in spring 2016.”
According to ABC News, Nike also gave Fox a pair of Nike Mag shoes with self-lacing technology on Oct. 21, 2015. It was the date when the actor’s character in “Back to the Future: Part II” traveled from 30 years from the past.