Nike’s self-lacing HyperAdapt 1.0 will be released on Dec. 1 and is expected to cost about $720 at retailers, according to Jacques Slade.
“When you step in, your heel will hit a sensor and the system will automatically tighten,” a Nike senior innovator said when the shoe was unveiled in March. “Then there are two buttons on the side to tighten and loosen. You can adjust it until it’s perfect.”
The shoes also feature LED lights in the heels that will light up when the shoes are tightening and when they require a battery charge. A full charge can take three hours and lasts about two weeks.
The shoe has been highly anticipated since the idea was featured in Back to the Future II. Nike has previously sold replicas of the film’s shoe without the self-lacing technology. Designer Tinker Hatfield sent a prototype of the shoe to Back to the Future star Michael J. Fox.