The hoverboard that spurred so many dreams may not be a reality anytime soon, but another featured futuristic product from the "Back to the Future" films will finally arrive on November 28th, Nike's public relations director Heidi Burgett announced:
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
The sneakers will work via sensors in the shoe, which detect when a user is wearing them and initiate a "lace engine." If the Hyperadapt's engine over- or underestimates how tight the shoe needs to be, users can manually adjust the "laces" by pressing a "+" or "-" located on the sneaker's tongue.
"For performance, just being able to adjust it on the fly," Tiffany Beers, a senior innovator at Nike, says. "The beginning of a marathon versus the end of a marathon, your feet swell, there's sweat. Your environment is always changing in sports."
The price of the sneakers is not known, but given the expensive required for its developed, the cost is expected to be in the high range.
It will take upwards of three hours for the shoes to recharge, and they will remain charged for two weeks, depending on the usage. Each pair also comes equipped with a wireless charging station.