NEW YORK—I just got to try on new Nikes that I never have to lace up, the futuristic sneaks Nike has been talking about for years.
Unveiled to much hoopla at a New York event Wednesday, Nike HyperAdapt 1.0 has power-operated laces. As soon as you step into a pair — as if they were slip ons —and press a "+" button, the laces tighten. The shoe even lights up.
The new shoe was unveiled by Nike CEO Mark Parker, along with a raft of other technologies. They're expected out by the holiday season, but Nike hasn't announced pricing yet.
Nike says the new shoe is "powered by an underfoot-lacing mechanism" — think tiny motor — and it "proposes a groundbreaking solution to individual idiosyncrasies in lacing."
In other words, if your shoe laces frequently come untied, these have you covered. Read more..http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2016/03/16/nike-debuts-power-lacing-shoe/81884078/
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