Over the last few days Nike unveiled a few brand new sportswear technologies, the HyperAdapt 1.0 shoes, and their plethora of new Olympic team uniforms. Their new power lacing shoes are a decade in the making, while the updates to their uniform technology is set to quickly improve on the past.
Nike has been securing patents over the last ten years which has led to the release of the HyperAdapt 1.0, the first ever mass produced, power-lacing shoe. Nike’s self lacing and self fitting shoes have a sensor in the heel so as a user steps into the shoes they tighten and adjust automatically. The shoes also have two buttons, plus and minus, on the outside to allow for self-adjustment, to tighten or loosen the shoes, based on personal preference. The extremely small motors in the shoes tighten and loosen by adjusting the cabling system inside the shoe.
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