It’s 2016. Modern science hasn’t allowed us to have hoverboards yet (actual hoverboards, not those stupid things on two wheels), but pioneering sneaker brands have been able to make auto-lacing sneakers happen...kind of.
Earlier this year, Nike debuted its HyperAdapt—a self-lacing raining sneaker co-designed by Tinker Hatfield that is set to launch by the end of the year. But before that, PUMA debuted the Auto-Disc, a natural evolution of its Disc Blaze sneaker that replaces the manual crank with an automatic motor.
We got our hands one of the prototypes and tested it out with four people in the Complex Mag office who are unfamiliar with sneakers to get their unbiased reactions. Here are their honest opinions.