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Nike's unveils the world's first self-lacing shoe HyperAdapt 1.0
Nike has just unveiled HyperAdapt 1.0, the world's first self-lacing shoe. We had got a glimpse of what was coming in the 1989 Hollywood movie Back to the Future II, in which Marty McFly (Michael J Fox) had worn Nike Air Mag, a similar kind of power-lacing shoes.

27 years passed on but power lacing shoes remained fictional, until last fall, when the shoemaker firm announced that power-lacing shoes could be a reality, and you and I could be soon buying a pair for ourselves.

And now it appears that the future has become the present. On16th March, 2016, a new chapter began in footwear, for the way we use footwear will surely change after Nike announced that it will launch self-lacing shoes called HyperAdapt 1.0 by the end of this year. The price so far has not been confirmed by the company.

Nike, the sportswear brand which is based in Beaverton, Oregon unveiled the shoe at a media event in New York on Wednesday.

John Hoke, Nike's vice-president said that HyperAdapt 1.0 does not use a traditional lacing system, but a series of battery powered pulleys that cinch the throat of the shoe. As soon as a person steps inside the shoe, sensors placed at the bottom of the shoe register his/her weight and the position of the foot. Hoke says, "It reads if you're heavy on your heel or heavy on your forefoot."

Buttons on the side of the shoe allow the wearer to loosen or tighten the shoes to feel more comfortable.

A few more innovations introduced in the shoe include "anti-clog traction," which prevents mud from sticking to the soles of soccer cleats.

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