So Fly! tiffany beers marty mcfly’s
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.