Back in March Nike revealed plans to finally make Back To The Future-inspired power laces available in a commercial sneaker. Now Nike has confirmed a release date for the shoes – November 28th.
Thanks to Wired, we’ve also been given a bit of info as to how the shoes, dubbed HyperAdapt 1.0, will work. An internal cable system utilizing fishing wire and and a pressure sensor in the sole pulls the shoe tight around your foot. So, the laces themselves aren’t what’s keeping the shoe snug on your soft, squishy feet. Check out the video below for more info on how the shoes actually work.
Naturally, the shoe’s aren’t powered by magic, so you’ll have to plug ’em in for at least three hours to fully recharge the battery, which should provide enough juice to last around two weeks.
The shoes are likely to have a hefty price tag when they drop in November, and they’ll be available “to experience and purchase” (i.e. to wear, if you’re too poor to afford them) at select Nike locations in the US.
(via The Verge)