Nike has developed an interesting technological advancement by releasing their $950 self-lacing HyperAdapt 1.0 sneakers.
Tiffany Beers, Nike’s senior innovator was recruited to mastermind this technology and with no budget or timeline it has consumed 13 years of her life.
The technology works by using a sensor, battery, motor and cable system located in each shoe. When a foot is placed in the shoe they step on sensor and the shoes are told to auto lace based on an algorithm pressure equation.
This self-lacing shoe is a work in progress and Ms. Beers is only looking to improve this piece of technology going forward.