Nike’s Self-Lacing Back to the Future Shoes Coming in November, Budget Accordingly
HyperAdapt 1.0 will be available in the U.S. at select Nike retail locations. Appointments to experience & purchase begin 11.28.16. pic.twitter.com/t3YVLa8Rsl
— Heidi Burgett (@heidiburgett) September 20, 2016
Can you believe the time we live in now? A man with no political experience who has alienated most of the country is now a forerunner for president. iPhones exist and now they don’t even have headphone jacks. The fourth wall no longer exists and fans can now interact with their favorite celebrities over the interwebs or read and write fan fiction about them on a public forum like Archive of Our Own. Yes, we clearly live in a special time where anything is possible — like finally owning a pair of self-lacing shoes a la Marty McFly in Back to the Future Part II.
In 2011, Nike sent the world into a tizzy with their Nike MAG shoe that was pretty much identical to the ones Michael J. Fox wore in the film. The problem is that only 1,500 pairs were made available to public via an auction on Ebay with proceeds benefitting the Michael J. Fox foundation. More shoes were sold in 2015 but they were hella expensive.
Now, it looks like you’ll get your hands on a more affordable pair this fall. They just won’t be movie replicas. As CNET pointed out, Nike announced the release date for their HyperAdapt 1.0 which are also self-lacing but come in a slick, black form. When you step into the shoe, a pressure sensor tightens the laces and two adjustment buttons on the front allow for a perfect fit. The drawback is that you’ll need to charge them every few weeks but that’s a small price to pay for cool light-up shoes that look reminiscent of the ‘80s or ‘90s.
We don’t have a price just yet but it’s probably a good idea to set aside a bundle of cash for when the shoe is released on Nov. 28.
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