It’s 2016 and the future is here, Virtual Reality, Artificial Intelligence, self-lacing shoes… You may recently have heard about the Nike Mag’s. The self-lacing shoes from Back to The Future became a reality this year, but these shoes were never actually released to the public and even if they were you probably wouldn’t be wearing them out as they really did look like something out of a sci-fi film rather than a fashionable piece of footwear.
However, Nike have now come up with the Nike Hyperadapt 1.0’s. Nike claim that the Hyperadapt 1.0’s are the result of ten years of work. Like most I have not actually had a hands-on experience with these shoes since supply was very limited and sold out almost instantly, but it should come back soon so keep an eye out on the NIKE+ APP. Although they are something from the future they do just look like regular shoes, so you should feel comfortable wearing them out and about. The Hyperadapt’s are a pair of self-lacing sneakers that will eventually be available to the public, however this does come with a reported price tag of $720.00. They are on the pricey side, but this is new technology. If you look back a few years this was around the price that you would pick up an SSD for, however you can now get an SSD for a relatively reasonable price.
Although the Hyperadapt’s are packed with technology they are reportedly very light on your foot, they are designed to be worn just as an everyday trainer and are therefore fine to be worn during sport. When you put your foot into the shoe, it automatically laces up and tightens to what it judges to be the appropriate level, however you can manually change this with the two buttons on the side and then set new defaults so that it remembers how tight you like the shoe to be. The battery on these shoes is said to be two weeks but according to other reports, it will usually last longer. When the battery does go flat you can charge it with the magnetic chargers that clip onto the bottom of the shoes. It should take two hours to fully charge. There are lights on the shoe to tell you your battery level, if it is blue you have plenty of charge, yellow is a medium amount and red means that you are running low.
If you want to find out more about the Nike Hyperadapt 1.0’s you should check out these videos here:
The Hyperadapt’s sound like a really cool idea and it makes me excited to see what the future of this technology will be. I hope the price will go down in the next few years because at the moment they just don’t sound worth it to me.