Adaptive Lacing is finally here. At the Innovation for Everybody Event in New York City, Nike debuted its long-awaited technology. Through years of research and engineering (digital, mechanical, electrical), Tinker Hatfield and his crew finally cracked the code.
“When you step in, your heel will hit a sensor and the system will automatically tighten,” explains Tiffany Beers, Senior Innovator, NIKE, Inc., and the project’s technical lead, via Nike’s press release. “Then there are two buttons on the side to tighten and loosen. You can adjust it until it’s perfect.”
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) March 16, 2016
Hatfield and Beers officially began working on Adaptive Lacing in 2013. By the time April 2015 rolled around, Nike released a self-tying sneaker to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Nike Mag, which marked the start of Adaptive Lacing.
The Nike HyperAdapt 1.0 will be available ONLY to members of Nike+ beginning Holiday 2016 in three colors. To become a Nike+ member and sign up for notifications about the Nike HyperAdapt 1.0, go to Nike.com.
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