Nike has been releasing a series of technology-infused sneakers and apparel, including a self-lacing Adapt BB “Reflective Silver/Photo Blue” and Motion Adapt Bra. Now, the sneaker giant is fusing tech and footwear together again, this time with Nike’s Air Huarache silhouette.
The sneaker is crafted with the Huarache silhouette’s classic features, including a neoprene upper encased by a plastic exoskeleton. It looks like the shoe is available in two colorways — one in yellow and black and another in white, grey and purple. To add a futuristic element, the shoes have LED lights embedded into the sole of the shoe.
Armed with the latest FitAdapt technology, the shoe gives the wearer even more customization than before. The lacing-system can be controlled with Nike’s Adapt app which contains a series of preset fit functions based on the wearer’s foot preferences and activity, or you can create your own custom fit.
This ranges from sitting in the office to going for a run, and the app tightens and loosens the sneaker’s laces accordingly. You can even connect the app to your Apple Watch or Siri and create a series of shortcut commands such as releasing your laces or changing the preset-fit. You can even use the app to customize the LED light colors and patterns.
The Nike Adapt Huarache drops on SNKRS and at select Nike retailers, on September 13. There has yet to be a price, so stay tuned for more information. If you’re curious, watch our video to see how Nike’s FitAdapt lacing system works.