Nike has announced new shoe which can lace themselves up and can be control via an app on your smartphone.
The company launched its new Nike Adapt BB shoes on 15th Jan 2019, which can automatically adjust themselves by their fit and can be control by a smartphone.
The company has launched a new Adapt app which can be used to control the shoes wirelessly and can be adjust their tightness. The shoes will communicate with our smartphones through Bluetooth, and can be wirelessly charged through the soles and an accompanying wireless charging pad.
Nike said the battery backup of the shoes will last for 10 to 14 days on a single charge.
The shoes, which will go on sale in the UK on February 17, will be debuted in two basketball games taking place on Wednesday.
But how does the shoe actually work?
When someone puts on the Nike Adapt BB shoes, a custom motor and gear train senses the tension needed by the foot and adjusts accordingly. By touching a button on the shoe or by using the Nike Adapt app on a smartphone, people can input different fit settings depending on the different moments of a game.
Nike said in a statement that during a timeout, a player can loosen the shoe before tightening it up as they re-enter the game: “In a forthcoming feature, they can even recommend a different tightness setting for warm-ups. Plus, players can opt in to firmware updates for the FitAdapt technology as they become available, sharpening the accuracy of fit for players and providing new digital services over time.”
Nike said it plans to launch further self-lacing shoes later this year.
Self-lacing shoes are very useful for athletes looking for an exact fit on their shoes, as well as people who may find tying their shoelaces difficult.