HOUSTON — Stop trippin’ because Nike is finally releasing the famed, ‘Back to the Future’ inspired self-lacing shoes.
Although they look a little bit different than in the movie, the shoe is futuristically named the Hyperadapt 1.0 and uses high-tech sensors to strap on your kicks when you slide in your feet and make micro adjustments as you see fit.
“They really want it to be a performance shoe. They want it to be the future of footwear. So they made it as a trainer. Something that can really adapt and take a beating," tweeted SouthSideHippy on twitter who is a sneaker genius that works at Eight One Sneaker House in Midtown.
These power-lacers will go up for grabs Dec. 1 and if you want to foot the bill, it's going to cost you $720. But do we really want our shoes to tie themselves?
“Yeah! It’ll save me a lot of time with these nappy shoes right here," said Freddy G, a Sneakerhead in Houston who laughs as he points to his shoes.
He continued saying, “I think it’ll be good for sports people and for kids.”
These shoes could potentially start a shoe buying craze as sneaker seekers spend millions of dollars each year on collectible shoes with originality, style and cost driving up demand for certain designs.
The search for fashionable footwear is a huge passion for many people known as Sneakerheads, and they take their shoe collections very seriously.
“People love sneakers for more reasons that what they represent. For me, I got into sneakers when I got older and I bought a pair of Jordan’s that my grandma bought me. Now, It’s gotten ridiculous.” Freddy G said.
He went on,“It’s like, ‘Who has the hottest shoe? Who has the hypest shoe? Are those the retros? Are those the originals?’ It’s just a whole subculture that can just go on and on. It’s an expression of style and taste for the individual.”
So whether or not you want to cop a pair of these Nikes, this design is a "shoe in" for footwear innovation.