Nike HyperAdapt 1.0 Release Date, Features & Update: New Power-Lacing Shoes Hits Stores; Price, Design, Where To Buy

By CJ Estimada , Updated Dec 02, 2016 11:15 AM EST

The sneaker's full name is the HyperAdapt 1.0, with the numerals being a nod to Silicon Valley's always-be-iterating ethos. The number insinuates that this shoe is just the dawning; one early creation in a whole multiproduct, multi-version wave of Nike gear. It's been a long time coming, but Nike's much-anticipated "self-lacing" HyperAdapt 1.0 is finally hitting stores.

Nike HyperAdapat 1.0 Price & Features

The HyperAdapt has its own nickname: E.A.R.L. or Electro Adaptive Reactive Lacing. Priced at $720 a pair, the specially designed sneakers features automatic "adaptive fit" technology powered by a so-called "lacing engine" at the base of the shoe. As the foot is slipped inside, it activates a sensor in the heel that causes the shoe to smoothly tighten. Two buttons on the outside of the footwear allow for smaller adjustments to give the total snuggest of fits.

Nike's power-lacing HyperAdapt 1.0 shoe was co-designed by Tinker Hatfield and Tiffany Beers. Hatfield told Wired that he believes adaptive lacing could be a hit with athletes as the system provides a "tailored-to-the-moment" custom fit. "It's amazing to consider a shoe that senses what the body needs in real-time," Hatfield said, adding that the unique design "eliminates a multitude of distractions, including mental attrition, and thus truly benefits performance."

Where To Get The Nike HyperAdapt 1.0?

According to Fox News, getting hold of a pair of the $720 shoes will be no easy task, particularly outside of Manhattan. This much-anticipated footwear will only be available initially in two Nike stores in Manhattan: the Nike Soho on the corner of Broadway and Spring Street, and the Nike+ ClubHouse at 45 Grand. This means most of the world's sneaker fans won't have the chance to slip their feet inside a pair just yet.

Nike does say on its website that is HyperAdapt 1.0 automatic electronic self-lacing shoe is scheduled to ship to stores this holiday season. Coming in 2017, the VaporMax is the next major addition to Nike's AIR line.

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