Those of us who love Back to the Future have been craving self-tying sneakers for a long time.
Well, provided that you have a healthy bank account then you can now get hold of the Nike Hyperadapt 1.0 trainers. They only cost a mere £575, which some gadget fans might consider to be a relatively small price to pay for such amazing technology.
According the people at Nike, they have been designed to be trainers that you use normally from day to day, rather than gimmicky items that people only buy for collecting.
The secret to these self-tying sneakers is something that is called E.A.R.L., which stands for Electro Adaptive Reactive Lacing. This kicks in when your heel touches the insole and it makes a loud, distinctive noise.
Manually Adjust to Give the Perfect Fit
This should give a snug fit that Marty McFly would proud of but if you need more comfort then there are a couple of buttons that you can use to adjust the fit to your needs.
There is also a coloured block on the bottom of these Nike trainers that shows you how much power they have left. When it is blue they are fully charged, yellow means that they are partly charged and a red light warns that the power is running low.
There is a white puck type object that comes with the Hyperadapts and that you use to charge them. According to Nike sources, a full battery will last for 2 weeks.
They are currently on limited release and a wider release is due later on in December.
Do you think that self-tying sneakers are worth this price or would you prefer to save the money and tie your own laces?