Nike is a brand everyone admires for its excellence in the field of making footwears and clothing lines. It is a brand that moulds according to the needs of an athlete and innovates something better in technology and performance every year.
Nike’s new breakthrough is the making of a shoe “Nike HyperAdapt 1.0” that laces by itself. This shoe is a great advance in the field of digital, mechanical and electrical engineering. The shoe reduces the idiosyncrasy in lacing and bears the athlete from getting distracted. The shoe has sensors inside them which are activated the movement the feet land on them and letting the shoes adjust according to the feet. There are buttons provide at the sides so as to tighten or loosen the shoe according to the comfort.
As the feet of an athlete is always at stress during a competition this shoe can help them avoid the discomfort of loosing or tightening of the laces. The idea about making this shoe a reality was made possible by three people Tiffany Beers, Tinker Hatfield and Nike CEO Mark Parker.
Beers thus carried out a number of trials before the launch of the actual product. She tried it out on a number of prototypes, for example, a snowboard boot. The final product had to have sensors and other technical component be placed in small spaces without increasing the weight of the shoe.
Thus, the Nike HyperAdapt 1.0 has overcome all its hurdles and has given the athletes a sign of relief from the fit issues, distraction and discomfort. This custom fit shoe is a benefit for the performance in real-time without mental distraction is what Hatfield has to say.
I can’t be more happier if I had shoe like this where I had to take no vein in tieing its lace. Won’t you? Of course yes, so that’s something we are waiting for a fully automated shoe which is in fact not a bad concept. So let’s think that Nike HyperAdapt 1.0 is a first baby step towards an automated adaptive performance shoe for the coming future.