Nike Debuts Self-Lacing Adapt Auto Max

Marty McFly would approve.
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The self-lacing Nikes predicted by Back to the Future: Part II have been brought to fruition once again, this time as the Nike Adapt Auto Max.

Sneakerheads will note that self-lacing technology has been implemented by Nike before, first on the HyperAdapt 1.0 and then the Nike Adapt BB, Nike Adapt Huarache and Nike Adapt BB 2.0


The Adapt Auto Max brings Nike's slick power-lacing Adapt system to an Air Max silhouette. Wearers can instantly adjust their Nike Adapt Auto Max shoes by voicing one of five customizable Siri commands or via an Apple Watch app. Support for Android users via Google Voice is on the way.


Owners have access to two standard modes— one tuned for activity and the other for relaxing—in addition to custom modes with personalized fits.


The lace engines can also be illuminated in one of 13 different colors with pulsing or static patterns. As for the rest of the futuristic kicks' aesthetics, the design draws on Tinker Hatfield's Air Max 90, with the classic cassette element highlighting the Air Max unit in the heel, but features an increased profile and thicker midsole. 


The Adapt Auto Max is listed on Nike's SNKRS online store for $400, but they're currently sold out. Fingers crossed for a restock.