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Nike HyperAdapt 1.0 – A Closer Look

2016-09-21T00:17:16

Nike Hyperadapt 1.0

The NIKE HYPERADAPT 1.0 is the first performance vehicle for Nike’s latest technical innovation: adaptive lacing.

We first saw the HyperAdapt concept at Nike’s annual Innovation Summit back in March (which we reported on here), when the initial unveiling took place. Whilst the aesthetics of the silhouette and shape are futuristic enough, it’s the functionality within that we’re primarily interested in. The original premise of self-lacing shoes was first touched upon in ‘Back to the Future Part II‘. At that point, no-one knew for certain whether the boundaries of fantasy and reality would eventually merge, especially at a consumer level. But after years of research and prototyping, the HyperAdapt 1.0 has answered the call: the laces on the shoe contract and loosen at the touch of a button, allowing for a superior fit. Nike, quick to tag a clever name to every concept, are using the acronym E.A.R.L. – Electro Adaptive Reactive Lacing – to seed into our brains ahead of the launch later this season. And if that isn’t futuristic enough for you, the midsole lights up once the auto-lacing system is initiated.

Who better than WIRED to explore Nike’s renowned Innovation Kitchen and take a closer look at how the technology is deployed? Nike’s legendary Tinker Hatfield (Vice President for Design and Special Projects) and Mark Parker (CEO of Nike) fuel the fire with plenty of insights into what looks to be one of the most revolutionary footwear advancements in decades. “We’re talking about a project that’s maybe the most difficult in the history of footwear,” Hatfield said. “I’m more excited about this than any project I’ve ever been involved with”. Coming from the man behind such iconic models as the Air Max 1, Air Max 90 and many of our favourite Jordan models, that’s a bold statement indeed. And, regardless of the technological aspects, we like the design of the shoe itself.

The NIKE HYPERADAPT 1.0 is expected to launch in three different colourways: black, white and grey. Pricing and stockist details will follow shortly, ahead of the shoe’s expected November 2016 launch: keep checking back with us for the latest updates. In the meantime, you can click the banner to read the WIRED article in full and see the video below.

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