In 2007, a design team led by a designer turned this pair of shoes, which can tie shoes automatically, from an idea to a reality, and officially released a realistic version of Nike Mag in October 2016.
However, although the concept of automatic lacing is presented on Nike Mag, it is not strictly Nike’s first sneaker that can automatically lace shoes.
Nike has applied for a technical patent for automatic lacing of sneakers in 2010 and released the first Nike HyperAdapt 1.0 in the first half of 2016.
HyperAdapt 1.0 implements automatic shoelace tie function without three key components, battery, motor and sensor.
The principle is simple. When the user wears shoes, the pressure sensor drives the motor, which tightens the shoelaces to the most suitable foot type.
At the same time, the sensor will record and fine-tune the tightness of the shoes according to the user’s weight and walking center of gravity. As wearing times increase, the tightness of the shoes will become more appropriate.