Now You Can Finally Buy Nike’s Auto-Lacing ‘Back to the Future’ Sneakers
But you won’t believe how much they’re selling for.
Nike’s self-lacing shoes were the buzziest kicks in years, but they were wildly out of the price range for most sneakerheads who lusted after these Back to the Future-inspired beauties. A single pair even auctioned off for an earth-shattering $200,000.
But if you’re willing to drop a decent wad of cash, Nike’s auto-lacing technology could be yours thanks to a far more affordable (although still ludicrously high-priced) retail version: the $720 Nike Hyperadapt 1.0.
Available in Deep Black, Crisp White and Smooth Grey, the Nike Hyperadapt 1.0 will undoubtedly set you back more than any other Nikes short of some incredibly rare collectible Jordans. But the disturbingly steep price tag comes with a near perfect fit courtesy of a lacing mechanism that activates when wearers step into the shoe.
Just watch the magic happen here:
And for what it’s worth, that’s still less than a $1,370 pair of sneakers from Berluti, and those have regular shoelaces (lame).
Continue to covet them, or maybe even buy them as soon as Dec. 1, on Nike’s website.