No this isn't those ugly "Back to the future sneakers" this is Nike's newest innovation and apparently you can get them later this year.
#Nike #Selftyingshoe #HyperAdapt
" Welcome the Nike HyperAdapt 1.0, the first performance vehicle for Nike’s latest platform breakthrough, adaptive lacing. The shoe translates deep research in digital, electrical and mechanical engineering into a product designed for movement. It challenges traditional understanding of fit, proposing an ultimate solution to individual idiosyncrasies in lacing and tension preference.
Functional simplicity reduces a typical athlete concern, distraction. “When you step in, your heel will hit a sensor and the system will automatically tighten,” explains Tiffany Beers, Senior Innovator, NIKE, Inc., and the project’s technical lead. “Then there are two buttons on the side to tighten and loosen. You can adjust it until it’s perfect.” - via Nike (for more info click me)
I'm normally a high-top Jordan guy but really want these... I always found the original self-tying Nike's from the movie "Back to the future" ugly. They were even uglier when I seen them in person at last year's NY Comic Con. But these.... these Nike got right. Can wait till I can get my hands on them.