Recently Nike has revealed a pair of sneakers with “power laces” controlled from a phone. The new Nike sneakers are specifically designed for basketball players and automatically tighten or loosen with a press of the button either on the shoes themselves or via a smart phone.
The range will initially go on sale only in the US for $350 dollars (￡272) although they are expected to sell out instantly. Nike has said that users can programme different settings that dictate on how the laces are tied, such one setting for playing a basketball game and one for just staying at home. The shoes will require charging, and each pair will come with a recharging mat.
“We picked basketball as the first sport for Nike Adapt because of the demands that athletes put on their shoes,” says Eric Avar, Nike VP Creative Director of Innovation. Earlier this week Nike teased the self-lacing trainers, which the company has suggested will be controllable from a smart phone. The US firm also posted a video to show a number of high-profile basketball players trying on the shoes.