Ever since Nike’s self-lacing shoes made their debut in the Back to the Future movie franchise, many have wondered if the technology would ever be possible. The company actually showed off a working prototype last year, and earlier this year they announced the finished version that would actually be going on sale.
The good news is that if you love what you see and you don’t think it’s a novelty, or maybe you’re just a sneakerhead/collector, you’ll be pleased to learn that the Nike HyperAdapt shoes will be officially going on sale come November 28, according to an article by WIRED in which they interviewed a couple of the people responsible for the creation of the shoe.
One of those people includes Tinker Hatfield, the Vice President for Design and Special Projects at Nike in which he stated that he hopes that the HyperAdapt 1.0 will one day become an icon like the Converse Chuck Taylors. “The Chuck Taylor, there’s an iconic logo on the side, but otherwise it’s unadorned. And I felt like this first HyperAdapt effort from Nike should be like a new-wave Chuck Taylor, because someday we’re going to look back at this and it will be as archaic as the Chuck Taylor is now.”
No word on pricing just yet (don’t expect it to be cheap), but those details as well as how to set up an appointment to purchase the shoes are expected to be revealed in the coming weeks, so check back with us then for updates.