A Peek Into the Nike HyperAdapt 1.0
Remember the days of walking around only to constantly look down to see the laces you just tied come undone once again? Well you probably had that happen just a few minutes ago, but by judging the pace of technology growth you may not have to deal with the nonsense for much longer. The new Nike HyperAdapt 1.0 has given us a slight glimpse into the future combo of footwear and technology.
Nike just announced that they will be unveiling their newest and definitely game-changer of the footwear industry on November 28. Also known to the American consumer as Cyber Monday. Releasing at select retail outlets to Nike+ members, the Nike HyperAdapt 1.0 will come available in three colors. Tinker Hatfield, the iconic Nike designer behind the Air Jordan series explained some of the exciting new features behind his newest work.
The new power-lacing system that Nike calls “Adaptive Fit” starts with a sensor located in the heel of the shoe. Once a foot slips into the heel of the shoe a sensor sets off calculating the shoe fit through a complex algorithm. An internal cable system consisting of Nike Flywire and nylon cables then begins the fit tightening system around the foot. The actual laces seen on top of the tongue of the shoe are actually only for aesthetics. Cable wires underneath (which work the tightening) are then made adjustable to your comfort by two buttons on the side for loosening and tightening, hence your power-lacing shoe.
Seen throughout the design of the shoe are light sensors, both on the heel of the shoe and mid-part of the bottom sole. Blue,yellow, and red will emit in response to the battery life of the shoe. A three hour charge from the Apple-eqsue chargers will give you a good two weeks time to trek around in. The charging pods themselves are quite nifty consisting of two magnetic clip on charger “pucks”. You just have to love technology and brilliant minds behind this.
Michael J. Fox, doesn’t look like your’e the only one with the special high-tech shoes.