So Fly! tif­fany beers marty mcfly’s

Technowize Magazine - - Haute Money -

All we’ve dreamed of is wear­ing those self-lac­ing train­ers, ever since we saw Marty Mcfly’s Nike Air MAGS in 1989’s back to the Fu­ture ii. For Tif­fany beer’s, it was more than just a dream. it was a day job, when she joined Nike’s in­no­va­tion Kitchen in Ore­gon in 2004, to work un­der de­sign guru Tinker Hat­field. beers built the first pro­to­type in 2007, and re­al­ized that the tech­nol­ogy wasn’t enough for what they were aim­ing for.

by 2011, there were enough ad­vance­ments in lithium-ion bat­ter­ies, minia­ture mo­tor ar­rays, mak­ing it fi­nally an achiev­able feat. Lo and be­hold Nike’s Hyper­adapt 1.0, the world’s first self-lac­ing shoes.

The shoe fea­tures a mo­tor sys­tem in the sole, pow­ered by a recharge­able bat­tery. A sen­sor in the heel ad­justs the laces based on the wearer’s weight and foot shape. Hold your horses right there, as the laces re­quire re­leas­ing man­u­ally. Now, it’s just a pro­to­type, mean­ing it’s not per­fect. Does this mean, we’re en­ter­ing the fu­ture of re­ac­tive cloth­ing? Let’s hope so!

it’s go­ing to take another five years or so be­fore we’re fi­nally able to see the self-ty­ing laces on the mar­ket. in the mean­time, let’s merry with Nike’s movie-replica non-auto-lac­ing shoes from 2011.

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