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Nike HyperAdapt 1.0 with Adaptive Lacing

 

“Innovation at Nike is not about dreaming of tomorrow. It’s about accelerating toward it,” says Tinker Hatfield. “We’re able to anticipate the needs of athletes because we know them better than anybody. Sometimes, we deliver a reality before others have even begun to imagine it.”

Welcome the Nike HyperAdapt 1.0, the first performance vehicle for Nike’s latest platform breakthrough, adaptive lacing. The shoe translates deep research in digital, electrical and mechanical engineering into a product designed for movement. It challenges traditional understanding of fit, proposing an ultimate solution to individual idiosyncrasies in lacing and tension preference.

Functional simplicity reduces a typical athlete concern, distraction. “When you step in, your heel will hit a sensor and the system will automatically tighten,” explains Tiffany Beers, Senior Innovator, NIKE, Inc., and the project’s technical lead. “Then there are two buttons on the side to tighten and loosen. You can adjust it until it’s perfect.”


For Hatfield, the innovation solves another enduring athlete-equipment quandary: the ability to make swift micro-adjustments. Undue pressure caused by tight tying and slippage resulting from loose laces are now relics of the past. Precise, consistent, personalized lockdown can now be manually adjusted on the fly. “That’s an important step, because feet undergo an incredible amount of stress during competition,” he says.

Beers began pondering the mechanics shortly after meeting Hatfield, who dreamed of making adaptive lacing a reality. He asked if she wanted to figure it out — not a replication of a preexisting idea but as “the first baby step to get to a more sophisticated place.” The project caught the attention of a third collaborator, NIKE, Inc. President & CEO Mark Parker, who helped guide the design.

The process saw Beers brainstorming with a group of engineers intent on testing her theories. They first came up with a snowboard boot featuring an external generator. While far from the ideal, it was the first of a series of strides toward Beers and Hatfield’s original goal: to embed the technical components into such a small space that the design moves with the body and absorbs the same force the athlete is facing.

 
Through 2013, Hatfield and Beers spearheaded a number of new systems, a pool of prototypes and several trials, arriving at an underfoot-lacing mechanism. In April 2015, Beers was tasked with making a self-lacing Nike Mag to celebrate the icon’s true fictional release date of October 21. The final product quietly debuted Nike’s new adaptive technology. Shortly after, the completion of the more technical, sport version they’d originally conceived, the Nike HyperAdapt 1.0, confirmed the strength of the apparatus.

“It’s a platform,” Beers says, “something that helps envision a world in which product changes as the athlete changes.”

The potential of adaptive lacing for the athlete is huge, Hatfield adds, as it would provide tailored-to-the-moment custom fit. “It is amazing to consider a shoe that senses what the body needs in real-time. That eliminates a multitude of distractions, including mental attrition, and thus truly benefits performance.”

 
He concludes, “Wouldn’t it be great if a shoe, in the future, could sense when you needed to have it tighter or looser? Could it take you even tighter than you’d normally go if it senses you really need extra snugness in a quick maneuver? That’s where we’re headed. In the future, product will come alive.”

In short, the Nike HyperAdapt 1.0 is the first step into the future of adaptive performance. It’s currently manual (i.e., athlete controlled) but it makes feasible the once-fantastic concept of an automated, nearly symbiotic relationship between the foot and shoe.

The Nike HyperAdapt 1.0 will be available ONLY to members of Nike+ beginning Holiday 2016 in three colors. To become a Nike+ member and sign up for notifications about the Nike HyperAdapt 1.0, go to Nike.com.

 

 

 

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battery powered monarchs, interesting

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Don't tell me they really light up lol

Looks promising.
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Black pair looks aight

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Just want to know the price, these have potential.

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Interesting.....
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I'm such an idiot, for a second, I thought it said MTV2 on the bottom unit laugh.gifroll.gif
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My consolation prize if I strike out on the Mag auctions
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Sign me up, point me in the right direction. This is an instant classic.

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post #13 of 1826
Not sold on the tech seems like a novelty
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Intrigued.

 

Tell me more, Nike.

 

Shoe looks dece.

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post #15 of 1826
mm hmm. Go ahead and take my money Nike
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holy cow.................. promising

 

the way ronaldo gets scared of the laces lol love it

 

i hope its not $500 price point -___-

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Im skeptical.



I adapt my laces with my hands.
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8o

Looking for "PSNY" 12 size 9.5

 

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Looking for "PSNY" 12 size 9.5

 

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holy cow.................. promising

the way ronaldo gets scared of the laces lol love it

i hope its not $500 price point -___-
I'm sure it will be a pretty penny.

If it's sub $400, I would be shocked.
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These are a poor man's Mags...

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But that tightening noise is gonna be annoying, I can already tell

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So are you gonna have to plug these in overnight or what? Very interesting.

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Looks like these will release exclusively on the new Nike + app Holiday 2016

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I just saw these on the home page of Mobile & them white ones are eek.gif
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post #30 of 1826
Now that's how the Mag laces should work - just put your foot in and auto adjusts. Pretty cool but I tend to agree it's more of a novelty thing than being functionally better.
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