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Welcome to the future: Nike’s self-lacing shoes will go on sale on November 28

Back in March, Nike announced HyperAdapt 1.0, its new sneakers with ‘adaptive power lacing’. Now, the company has announced when its self-lacing shoes will officially go on sale.

Nike explained to WIRED that the ‘adaptive fit’ technology used in the new shoes includes a sensor, battery, motor, and cable system. When you slip your foot into the shoe, the cable automatically tightens until it detects the optimum fit “based on an algorithmic pressure equation”. There are also buttons to allow users to manually adjust the fit as desired.

For many, of course, the new shoes immediately bring to mind those worn by Michael J Fox in the hugely popular movie Back to the Future Part II, released in 1989. The real-world versions that will be released this year don’t look much like their movie counterparts, but they’ll no doubt prove to be in great demand nonetheless.

Source: WIRED / @heidiburgett via Engadget

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