Nike reveals 'Marty McFly' style self lacing sneakers that can be controlled using Apple's Siri


Nike reveals ‘Marty McFly’ style self-lacing sneakers that can be controlled using Apple’s Siri

  • Owners of Nike’s new Huaraches shoes can untie their laces using their voice
  • Users can say ‘Siri, release my shoes’ through Apple Watch, iPhone, or Nike’s app
  • Nike FitAdapt lacing system uses a midfoot motor to perform the lacing process
  • It has previously been used on other trainers such as the Nike Adapt BB

Nike is tying up with Siri to let owners of its new shoes untie their laces using just their voice.

The company’s latest take on futuristic wearable technology has been embedded into its revamped Huaraches trainers.

Users can tell the Apple virtual assistant, ‘Siri, release my shoes’ through the Apple Watch or iPhone, via the Nike Adapt app.

Nike’s FitAdapt lacing system uses a midfoot motor to carry out the lacing process for wearers, which has previously been used on other trainers such as the Nike Adapt BB.

Nike is tying up with Siri to let owners of its new shoes untie their laces using just their voice. The company's latest take on futuristic wearable technology has been embedded into its revamped Huaraches trainers

Nike is tying up with Siri to let owners of its new shoes untie their laces using just their voice. The company’s latest take on futuristic wearable technology has been embedded into its revamped Huaraches trainers

HOW DO NIKE’S ‘POWER LACES’ WORK

Nike launched its original ‘Back to the Future’ sneakers with ‘power laces’ controlled from a phone in January 

When you step into the Nike Adapt BB, a custom motor and gear train senses the tension needed by the foot and adjusts accordingly to keep the foot snug. 

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The tensile strength of the underfoot lacing is able to pull 32 pounds of force (roughly equal to that of a standard parachute cord) to secure the foot. 

The shoes require charging and each pair comes with a recharging mat. 

Nike said: ‘The latest iteration of FitAdapt allows for a wider array of personal preferences amid various environments and situations – a key revolution given the multi-purpose nature of contemporary lifestyle footwear.’

The accompanying app also allows people to customise the colour of LED lights situated on the bottom of the shoe, with the option to choose preset modes or create custom fit and light combinations.

Pricing is yet to be confirmed, but the Nike Adapt BB trainers featuring similar technology went on sale for more than £300 ($350).

The Adapt Huaraches trainers will be available from September 13 at select retailers, as well as through the SNEAKRS app.

Nike launched its original ‘Back to the Future’ sneakers with ‘power laces’ controlled from a phone in January

Users can tell the Apple virtual assistant, 'Siri, release my shoes' through the Apple Watch or iPhone, via the Nike Adapt app

Users can tell the Apple virtual assistant, ‘Siri, release my shoes’ through the Apple Watch or iPhone, via the Nike Adapt app

Nike Adapt BB are specifically designed for basketball and automatically tighten or loosen with a press of the button either on the shoes themselves or via a smartphone. 

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 lounging in.

The shoes require charging and each pair comes with a recharging mat. 

MICHAEL J. FOX TRIES ON MARTY MCFLY STYLE SELF-LACING SHOES 

Michael J. Fox, who played the beloved character in the film franchise, was gifted the first pair of self-lacing Nike Mag shoes on Back to the Future Day, October 21, 2015. 

During Back to the 1989 film Future Part II, Marty travels to October 21, 2015 and puts on a pair of Nike High Tops that automatically tighten and adjust to fit his feet – using so-called power laces.

A photo of the 54-year-old actor trying on the first pair of the Back to the Future-inspired sneakers was shared on Twitter on Wednesday afternoon by the Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson’s Research.

Nike released a limited range of McFly’s Nike MAGs with manual laces in 2011, and earlier in 2015 – the year Back To the Future II was set in, Tinker revealed the power laces would arrive soon after. 

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