Knots … your kids will never learn to tie one.
After teaming up with Michael J. Fox, Nike has finally announced a mass production shoe that will feature real-life power laces. That’s right – self tying shoes.
The shoes, which Nike is naming the HyperAdapt 1.0, will supposedly be the first shoe to use Nike’s “adaptive lacing” — or self-tying — technology. This means that one day, your Jordan’s and Air Max’s could all tie themselves. Because you know, tying shoes is hard.
The big idea here is that the laces automatically tighten as soon as you step into the shoe. Your heel hits a sensor and the system goes. You then tighten or loosen the fit with two buttons, adjusting until it’s perfect. Was anyone actually asking for this? Has it really been that much of a hardship on people to spend the 12 seconds each day to tie their shoes?
The shoes are expected to be on store shelves for the 2016 holiday season, in three colors. And we used to think the Reebok Pump was cutting edge.
They haven’t set a price yet, but the company said these products will only be available for sale to members of Nike+, their new all-in-one product and events app. Tying shoelaces is so hard. Too bad nobody ever figured out how to put Velcro on shoes. Oh wait…