Nike has announced that its ‘Back to The Future II’ inspired self-lacing sneakers will be available just in time for the holiday season.
In November, the company will make the HyperAdapt 1.0 available for purchase, according to The Verge.
How they work
The shoes have been 28 years in the making, according to Wired, and have gone through many prototypes, redesigns and restarts.
The extensive piece in Wired detailed how the technological shoes were made, which uses an internal cable system to lace the shoes and a pressure sensor to adjust the shoe to the weight of the person’s foot.
‘When you step in, your heel will hit a sensor and the system will automatically tighten,’ Nike senior innovator and HyperAdapt’s technical lead Tiffany Beers, said in a Nike news release. ‘Then there are two buttons on the side to tighten and loosen. You can adjust it until it’s perfect.’
The HyperAdapt also has a battery that takes three hours to charge and is expected to last three weeks so that the LEDs in the heel light up when the cables, made from fishing line, activate in the system and tighten the shoe.
Nike PR director Heidi Burgett tweeted that appointments to buy and experience the shoe begin Nov. 28.
The shoes will only be available in the U.S. at select Nike locations.