Nike to produce self-lacing shoes
The new Nike HyperAdapt 1.0 will be the first running shoe with "power lacing" and also self-fitting. The company has spent a decade securing patents for the shoe.
|The sports wear giant headquartered in Beaverton, Oregon claimed it would be the first mass-produced sneaker of its kind. Tinker Hatfield, who created the shoe and is lead designer, said: "We think this is going to change the way all shoes are made in the future."|
"The film shows Marty putting on Nike "Air Mag" tennis shoes with automatic shoelaces. Nike released a version of their Hyperdunk Supreme shoes, which appear similar to Marty's, in July 2008. Fans dubbed them the Air McFly. In April 2009, they filed the patent for self-lacing shoes, and their design bears a resemblance to those worn by Marty in the film. In 2010, a fan named Blake Bevin created shoes that tie themselves. Though Nike had made very limited quantity of Air Mags in the same style as the movie, they stated in September 2011 that their consumer-line MAG line of shoes would not feature the self-lacing feature shown in it. Tinker Hatfield, one of the shoe's designers, indicated in 2014 that they would introduce shoes with power-lacing technology the following year,The shoe finally was announced this March.