Nike Has Developed the First Pair of Self-Tying Shoes

Friday, 18 March 2016 - 7:59PM
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Friday, 18 March 2016 - 7:59PM
Nike Has Developed the First Pair of Self-Tying Shoes
2015 is over, so scientists and inventors are now past the deadline for creating all of the futuristic technology that was predicted in the classic film, Back to the Future. Yet just because our tech is running a bit behind doesn't mean we won't get there eventually.

Remember Marty McFly's pair of self-tying sneakers? They're here (or something like them, anyway).

Nike Has Created "Back to the Future" Like Self-Trying Sneakers from Futurism on Vimeo.


Nike has had the Hyperadapt 1.0's in development for quite a well, and there's still not an official release date for them as of yet. However, they have been demonstrated to work and it looks like they could very well be the shoes of tomorrow.

As an individual's heel hits the inside of the shoe, the laces automatically tighten. If adjustments are needed, then two different buttons on the outside of the sneaker can allow the user to tighten or loosen their shoe to their desire.  

Apparently, they'll come battery operated and won't need to be charged for weeks. They'll let you know when its time to plug in by a lighting mechanism on the shoe, similar to how modern smartphones work. If the battery does happens to die while you're wearing them, don't worry. Nike says that getting them off is a cinch.

In the end, it just goes to show how much sci-fi influences science and how much that was once science fiction is now becoming science fact. We may not have lived in a totally Back to the Future-esque world in 2015, but who knows? Maybe we will by 2025.
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