27 years ago Back To The Future II was released and while some of us are still waiting for hoverboards (real ones, not that segue looking shit) and self drying jackets, Nike is finally giving it’s customers self lacing sneakers. Last year, Nike surprised Michael J. Fox with some limited edition self lacing Nike Mags, the first of it’s kind, which were only available thorough special auctions whose proceeds would benefit the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. However, regular customers who were interested in the newest sneaker tech were left out in the cold, until today.
The Nike HyperAdapt 1.0 will be available for sale later on this year and it looks to be everything you’ve been waiting for. The shoe works off a sensor in it’s heel that automatically tightens when you insert your foot. Personal tightness preference can be adjusted by two buttons on the side which will tighten or loosen the shoe up to your liking. According to CNET, the shoe will need to be recharged around every two weeks, and it will be done through inductive (wireless) charging. The HyperAdapt will only be available through Nike’s new consumer portal app, Nike+, which will be launched in June. No pricing for the sneaker has been announced, but check out a video preview of it below courtesy of sneaker expert, Jacques Slade.