Drop your uncle a line if you want first dibs on these shoes based on Marty McFly's famous kicks in 'Back To The Future'
We were all fascinated with Marty McFly's futuristic shoes in the Back To The Future movies. We were especially left with our mouths wide open when Nike released a real-life limited, self-lacing edition version of those legendary pair, christened Nike Air Mag.
Most of us wished then that some other company would invent a hoverboard that would go along perfectly with Marty McFly's Nike Air Mags so we could zoom past EDSA traffic and get to the office on time.
If you, like all of us here at the FHM coop, failed to score a pair for yourself, you might want to try and get your paws on Nike's latest futuristic release, the HyperAdapt 1.0. Its all-business appearance is a welcome departure from Nike Air Mag's made-for-blockbuster flash. Beyond its looks, though, what should impress you most about these shoes is that they're not only self-lacing, but also to the form of your feet.
Like its predecessor, the Hyperadapt 1.0 is battery-powered, with a mechanism that's responsible for tightening the part where the shoe's lace is supposed to be. You can manually adjust its tightness using the plus and minus buttons on the side of the shoes. However, the Hyperadapt 1.0 cannot automatically adjust its fit while you're walking or running, something Nike will hopefully update it soon (perhaps the shoes' version 2.0).
The pair requires charging time of around 3 hours. You'll know when it's out of power when the light on the side turns red.
You'll also find a sensor on the bottom part of the shoes that identifies the weight of the person wearing it and the pressure they apply.
Though the shoes will debut on November 28 in the US, Nike still hasn't announced the price for these. But we surmise that, just like the Nike Air Mags, this innovative pair won't come in cheap.
Check out the video of the shoes in action:
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