Items tagged with hyperadapt 1.0

Great Scott! Tying your own shoes is now a thing of the past. Nike is releasing Back to the Future II-inspired self-lacing shoes, the HyperAdapt 1.0. How do the shoes work? Sensors in the HyperAdapt 1.0 will determine when they are being worn. A "lace engine" in the base of the shoe then controls a system of nylon bands that tighten around the foot. Wearers press a "+" button by the tongue of the shoe to tighten and a "-" button to loosen in order to adjust their laces. The shoes are rechargeable and require a magnetic adapter. The shoes charge for roughly three hours in order to provide enough power for two weeks. A blue light indicates a full charge, a yellow light means that the shoes have... Read more...