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After months of speculation, the Nike Hyperadapt 1.0 has finally gotten a release date. One part Nike Mag from Back To The Future 2, one part performance, the Power-Lacing Shoe is the next step in innovation from Nike. Here is a look at everything you need to know about the new Nike Hyperadapt 1.0 including some release details.
Whats up guys. Earlier this year I had a chance to experience the Nike Hyperadapt 1.0 and it looks like you will be able to experience it in the near future. Announced today, Nike is gearing up to release the shoe starting in November. The date they have given in November 28 and how and where you will be able to grab a pair is still up in the air.
As most of you know, the shoe is inspired by the Nike Mag and features a small engine that allows the shoes to adapt to your foot and start to tighten themselves. The designer of the shoe Tiffany Beers, also worked on the latest version of the Nike Mag which we saw last year. Pairs of the Nike Mag as expected to release at some point this year, but when that happens is still up in the air.
As far as the Nike Hyperadapt 1.0 goes, Tinker calls it EARL or Electro Adaptive Reactive Lacing or as Nike calls it “Adaptive Fit . While most of it see it as “Cool” technology that is from the future, the designers at Nike are taking a slightly different approach. They are looking at it as performance technology that will better help athletes of the future. According to Tinker, the foot undergoes an incredible amount of pressure during competition. With the adaptive lacing system, shoes can begin to conform to your foot as it expands and contracts during game play to provide a more precise fit. With the hyperadapt 1.0, athletes can get a Precise, consistent, personalized lockdown.
At this point, that lock-down is performed manually via two buttons on the shoe. One to tighten and another to loosen. There is also a sensor in the heel of the shoe that initiates the process and starts to tighten as soon as you step in the shoe. As I mentioned earlier, I actually tried out the process early this year and it works just as stated. You can actually check out the link above to see that video.
Design-wise, Tiffany and a group of engineers started with a snow boot and eventually landed on the shoe we see here. The final design called for a battery-powered underfoot lacing system that is called the lace system. That is attached to the fit-system which is the Flywire we have seen in other Nike products. This goes up both side and raps around your foot. And it doesn’t just tighten around your foot it has sensors so that it doesn’t get too tight. There are also lights on the back of the shoe that signal a few things like if the engine or motor is running, which sounds super weird to say when talking about shoes, and the status of the battery.
Speaking of the battery, it should last you about two weeks and uses inductive charging. It magnetically attaches to the bottom of the shoe and take about 3 hours to give you a full charge. I imagine that all has to do with how often you are tightening or loosening your shoes so milage may vary based on those specifics.
For Nike, as Tinker puts it, these is a start to products that adapt and learn and become more useful the longer you use them. In my mind I have simplified it to the typing dictionary on your phone and how it adapts to your typing style and learns the words you use to make it easier for you to get your message across. It is probably way more complicated than that, but you get the idea.
As for a release date, Nike gave us 11.28 as the first date they will be available with the options to set up appointments and try them on. How that happens is still up in the air, but stay tuned and i’ll be sure to get that info to you as soon as it becomes available. You guys have good day. I am Jacques Slade, this is today in Sneaks and as always, I appreciate you. I’ll see you soon, peace.
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Jacques @Kustoo Slade is a guy that loves sneakers and creates Youtube videos about them as well as other things. This channel has sneaker collections from Nike, Jordan, adidas, Yeezy, Reebok, Under Armour and more. He also does sneaker reviews, sneaker shopping, performance reviews, and sneaker history. He also loves technology, music, and pop culture and often mixes the three with sneaker to create one of the few "sneaker" channels that bridges the gap.