The (Back to the) future is now!
Nike's HyperAdapt 1.0 self-lacing shoes will be available for purchase November 28, the company's PR director tweeted Tuesday.
Nike's HyperAdapt 1.0, on sale November 28
They're not the Nike Mags
The HyperAdapts were first shown off by Nike this spring, about a half a year after the shoe company and Michael J. Fox teased us on Back to the Future Day 2015 with a real working pair of Nike Mags (identical to the ones Marty McFly used to ride his hoverboard in Back to the Future II).
The HyperAdapts in action (GIF by Wired)
Back to the Future's Nike Mags (GIF by Giphy)
How they work
Though the HyperAdapts look slightly different than the almost-30-year-old sci-fi movie version they were modeled after, they do lace themselves and they do light up.
The shoes, which Nike has yet to announce a price for, are built with a type of wire-net technology that automatically tightens around your foot when you step into them, as described by Nike in a <b>report for Wired</b>.
They also have two buttons onboard, one for tightening up the laces and one for loosening. The shoes run on batteries and need to be charged about once every two weeks.
WATCH | A look at Nike's HyperAdapt 1.0 (Video by ThePostGame)
Though there's still no indication as to what kind of tax bracket you'll need to be in to afford a pair of Nike HyperAdapts, Nike will offer "experience" appointments around the country for people to try on the shoes beginning November 28.
Are you interested in stepping into a pair?