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Nike unveiled the world’s first self-tying shoe and it looks amazing!

When you step in, your heel will hit a sensor and the laces will automatically tighten.

Hyperadapt Nike

When you step in, your heel will hit a sensor and the laces will automatically tighten.

Remember in Back to the Future II when Michael J Fox strapped on a pair of sneakers that were able to lace themselves?

Well, Nike finally did it. Yesterday, the company unveiled self-lacing sneakers called HyperAdapt 1.0. Surprisingly, it’s as easy as, well, putting on a pair of sneakers.

Here’s how it works: once your foot is inserted into the sneaker, a sensor is activated by the heel of your foot. Two buttons on the side allow you to adjust the tightness of the fit.

Hyperadapt Nike

Tinker Hatfield, the shoes designer wants to see this technology in every Nike sneaker going forward. The idea is to have shoes that can automatically sense when you need them to tighten or loosen – something every runner or athlete deals with on a daily basis.

“Wouldn’t it be great if a shoe, in the future, could sense when you needed to have it tighter or looser,” Hatfield noted. “Could it take you even tighter than you’d normally go if it senses you really need extra snugness in a quick maneuver? That’s where we’re headed. In the future, product will come alive.”

Either way you look at it, this is some cool technology. How much valuable time have you wasted bending over to tie your sneakers? I for one welcome these self-lacing shoes.

The HyperAdapt 1.0 is set to go on sale sometime in the beginning holiday season of 2016. The sneakers will come in three different color choices. However, in order to snag these bad Larry’s, you’ll have to sign up as a Nike+ member to get a pair. Pricing has not been set at this time. To learn more, click here.

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