Late last year, Nike officially stepped into the future with the release of its first commercially available auto-lacing sneaker, the HyperAdapt 1.0.
Priced at $720, the HyperAdapt 1.0 inherits technology introduced in the Back to the Future-inspired Nike Mag. In short, the shoe is equipped with sensors that respond to pressure on the heel to automatically tighten the fit, as well as buttons that loosen and tighten the sneaker. But how exactly does it all work?
With that question in mind, the folks over at MindTribe dared to take a look inside, dissecting the rare sneaker to give readers the scoop on what it calls "surprisingly heavy-duty hardware." MindTribe explores how Nike's Flywire works with the motor compartment, the functionality of the PCB elements, the inside of the gearbox, LED composition, the built-in charger and much more.
In the end, they concluded that the HyperAdapt has its flaws, but deemed it impressive for a first generation product. For an extremely thorough and impressive breakdown of the technology, check out the full feature at MindTribe.