Nike Self-Lacing Shoes Prove The Future Is In Automation
After years of speculation, Nike's HyperAdapt 1:1 premieres with a $720 price tag
The Nike HyperAdapt 1:1 self-tying sneakers are nothing to scoff at. With an automated lace mechanism that allows wearers to adjust lace tightness on the fly and in the moment, Nike truly proves that automated tech isn’t a gimmick. Unlike the Nike Mag shoes that inspired it, Nike says that these sneakers are a performance shoe, not a collector’s item.
Though the shoe is the result of over three years of research, it doesn’t feel too far out there. The shoe easily slips onto your foot and the adaptive lacing mechanism is triggered by standing on your heel. Two buttons on the side also make it easy to manually adjust tightness. The teal-colored block on the outsole warns you when the shoe is running low on battery, however, Nike ensures it can last two weeks on a single charge (and even more when you aren’t using the flash functionality).