About thirty years later the future has come to reality. The power laces sneakers featured in “Back to the Future 2” then have now been worked out by Nike.
The global shoe giant announced such much awaited technology in our shoes would be released on November 28, the day which is also known as Cyber Monday.
Dubbed as HyperAdapt, the autonomous lacing shoes will come equipped with rechargeable batteries that is claimed to fuel the pair for three weeks in one full charge of duration three hours.
Public Relations Director Heidi Burgett tweeted earlier this week about the release date of HyperAdapt 1.0.
She added more announcements would be followed in coming weeks with information about specifics and how to make an appointment.
Her tweet read on Tuesday read, “HyperAdapt 1.0 will be available in the U.S. at select Nike retail locations… Appointments to experience & purchase begin 11.28.16.”
The concept of power lacing shoes is more like automatic buckling or snow boot tightening and less of lacing. It has sensors that detects when someone wears the shoes. A lace engine fitted in the base controls a system of nylon bands that works for tightening around the foot and it is based on algorithmic calculations.
Wired website writes the shoes features two buttons to help wearers tighten or loosen the laces when required.
The shoes comes equipped with LED lights in the heel to notify wearer when it runs out of battery and to blink when the lace engine is running.
Isn’t the future is now?