Nike HyperAdapt Confirmed Coming, To Go On Sale On November; Other Details Here
Nike's new power-lacing HyperAdapt 1.0 has already created a buzz in the Internet. On Sept. 21, Wednesday, Nike's Public Relations Director Heidi Burgett took to Twitter to announce that the HyperAdapt 1.0 will be launched on Nov. 28.
In its report, Wired noted that the upcoming self-lacing shoe has been in the making for 28 years - having gone through numerous prototypes, upgrades, and restarts. It is inspired by the 1989 science fiction film, "Back to the Future II", which starred Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Thomas F. Wilson, and Lea Thompson.
The HyperAdapt shoe aims to provide an extreme answer for individual mannerisms in lacing and tension inclination. It's functional simplicity, apparently decreases a typical athlete concern and distraction.
"When you step in, your heel will hit a sensor and the system will automatically tighten," Nike's project technical lead, Tiffany Beers, said in a press statement last March. "Then there are two buttons on the side to tighten and loosen. You can adjust it until it's perfect."
Each HyperAdapt 1.0 shoe contains a sensor, motor, battery and cable system that controls an arrangement of angling line inside in light of an "algorithmic pressure equation," International Business Times has learned. Further, a pair of buttons near the tongue seemingly allows the wearer modify the fit as needed.
Nike's HyperAdapt also has a battery that takes three hours to charge. Once fully charge, it is expected to last for three weeks.
Unfortunately, there is no word yet with respect to its official price tag. What is known is that Nike's HyperAdapt will only be available in the United States at select Nike stores.
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