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Nike To Launch The HyperAdapt 1.0, A Self-Lacing Shoe

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Only one year after we were promised self-lacing shoes in a movie from the 80’s, Nike seems set to launch the technology in a shoe called HyperAdapt 1.0. Sensors in the heel know when you’ve inserted your foot, and a mechanism will then tighten the laces for you. Buttons then allow you to loosen or tighten further, making it dead simple to get the perfect fit. There’s no more details on the technology, so we’re not sure how long the battery lasts, whether you need to recharge it, etc. But the point is that self-lacing shoes are here, and the HyperAdapt 1.0 is only the first of many; the company calls it a platform, which they plan to use on other models going forward. It’ll be available ONLY to members of Nike+ beginning Holiday 2016 in three colors, for an undisclosed price.

[ Press Release ]

I Want Them So Bad: Nike’s ‘Iron Man’ Air Force 1 Downtown Sneakers

Iron Man Sneakers

One look at these sneakers and you’ll know immediately where the design was inspired from. Iron Man 3 hits theaters in less than two months, and clearly, everyone’s excited. So here’s something else for you to talk about aside from the movie’s newly-released trailer: these awesome Iron Man Air Force 1 downtown sneakers by Nike.

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Nike+ Shoe With GPS Could Potentially Make Usain Bolt Even Faster

By Jonathan Kimak

I guess I seem on a bit of a shoe fixation lately. Maybe it’s because my shoes are worn down to the point of just being thick socks.

A patent application for a new Nike shoe with a new sensor, dubbed Nike+, was recently leaked to the public. I have a feeling that this leak, like many other technology leaks, was staged to build hype.

The shoe does sound interesting though, especially for athletes. The sensor uses GPS and other gauges to measure athletic performance in real time. This would enable runners and their coaches to discover weak spots during the course of a race that the runner needs to work on. In a sport that’s usually decided by milliseconds this could be very valuable to all runners.

The shoe also includes sensors that will alert you when parts of the shoe, like the sole and the arch supports, have worn down. This could be because Nike is concerned about runner safety or it could be that they want to make sure you keep buying more shoes. You decide.

Since this is just a patent application it’s hard to tell at what stage of development this shoe is at.

[ Apple Insider ] VIA [ New Launches ]