Nike's New Self-Lacing Sneakers Are Straight Out Of 'Back To The Future'
It's been roughly three decades since Robert Zemeckis' "Back to the Future" hit theaters back in 1985, but we're finally about to have the ability to get our hands on a pair of sneakers the great Marty McFly would be proud of.
That's right, Marty. The future is now!
Apparently, the Nike HyperAdapt 1.0 will be available initially through a limited release because, well, there are only so many self-lacing sneakers to go around right now, I guess.
As you can see in the video above, these Nike kicks are very much the real deal.
The HyperAdapt 1.0 can provide users with different levels of tightness, and a three-hour charge of the sneakers will reportedly provide about two weeks worth of self-lacing power.
But how much do these babies cost? Name your price, Nike! I'll sell a kidney to get my hands on Marty McFly's shoes!
Well, a kidney may not be enough. Nike reportedly hasn't revealed a price yet for the HyperAdapts, which only fuels the excitement surrounding the sneakers.
Speaking on Nike's latest innovation, Senior Innovator Tiffany Beers said,
The HyperAdapt is a myth turned into reality. It auto-laces. It takes that dream that was seen in a movie years ago and makes it a reality that people can actually feel. It's so cool!
Nike's VP for Design and Special Projects, Tinker Hatfield, added,
This shoe, it becomes alive. It shapes to your foot. It's a really new experience. It's the future.
You're telling me, Tinker! These sneakers are the coolest thing I've seen in a long, long time. Forget about those Nike sneakers that look like they have socks built into them.
I want the HyperAdapts.
I don't care what I have to do to get a pair of these, I'm going to make it my goal before the end of 2016 to do so.