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Nike Patent Imagines Shoes With Tiny Treadmills Built Into the Soles

A recently published patent filed by Nike depicts a new “rotatable conveyor element” designed to help people put on their shoes. Essentially a tiny treadmill, the proposed device is a conveyer belt that’s embedded in a shoe’s insole and “configured to rotatably engage a body part of the wearer as the foot enters the space and draw the foot into the space,” according to the patent first spotted by Digital Trends. Read More >>

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This Is How Nike’s Self-Lacing Trainers Actually Work

When Nike released its self-lacing HyperAdapt 1.0 trainers last year, people went crazy for them, even with their outrageous £600 price tag. But does anyone actually understand how they work? Read More >>

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Save £800 and Build Your Own Pair of Self-Lacing Trainers Using Lego

Back to the Future II> gave us an awesome glimpse of the future where trainers automatically laced themselves. What the films left out, however, was that those trainers would cost you £800 a pair. Oof. But if you’ve got a bit of Lego lying around at home, you can give any shoe self-lacing powers on the cheap. Read More >>

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Ikea’s Now Making Chairs the Same Way Nike Makes its Knitted Sneakers

There’s nothing quite as comfortable as wearing a sweater knit by a grandparent, right? That’s why Nike started using digital knitting machines to create its colorful Flyknit sneakers back in 2012, and why Ikea has now adopted the same technology to create a pair of chairs designed to pamper your posterior. Read More >>

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Nike’s ‘Cheaper’ Self-Lacing Trainers Will Still Be Incredibly Expensive

Last we heard, the incredibly rare Nike Mags self-lacing trainers, which first appeared in Back to the Future II, were selling for over $200,000. So we were hopeful that the Nike HyperAdapt 1.0 shoes, which feature the same self-lacing technology, would be an affordable alternative. But unfortunately that’s not the case. Read More >>

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Watch This Guy Treat His Back to the Future Nike Mags Like a Newborn Baby

If you’re still heartbroken about not winning a pair of the Nike Mag self-lacing trainers, you might want to skip this video. Super Deluxe hunted down “Chris,” who was lucky enough to snag one of the only 89 pairs, and now treats the sneakers with more care than he would a newborn baby—and with good reason. Read More >>

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You’ll Need to Head to the US to Buy Nike’s Self-Lacing Trainers for Christmas

We’ve been waiting 27 years for this… and anybody not prepared to travel to the US in order to buy the ultimate 2016 Christmas present will have to wait a little longer. Read More >>

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Nike’s New £921 Sunglasses are Really — Wait, £921?!

For top runners, like the elite specimens competing in the Olympics, every last thing you wear needs to be engineered for comfort and speed. So Nike and Zeiss took inspiration from human anatomy for a new pair of sunglasses that wrap around an athlete’s head. Read More >>

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This Nike Shoebox is Actually a Secret Safe

You can get safes camouflaged as everything from water bottles to cans of shaving cream, but our new favourite way to protect your valuables might be this Nike shoebox strongbox that few intruders will even think to look inside — unless they’re really after a rare pair of Jordans. Read More >>

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Converse Has Modernised the Classic All Stars After 96 Years

Last year, Converse redesigned its iconic Chuck Taylor sneakers for the first time in almost 100 years. The new version of the kicks went over so well that now Converse is updating its classic All Stars too with a modern take that replaces the canvas uppers with a lightweight and breathable knitted material. Read More >>

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Here Are Nike’s First Power Lacing Shoes

Ever since Back to the Future II, people have wanted shoes with power laces. Well, it’s happened. Nike has finally put power lacing in real shoes. In real life. As in, you’ll actually be able to buy them. And you’ll never have to tie a shoelace again. Read More >>

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Nike LunarEpic Flyknit is an Appropriate Name For a Crazy-Looking Trainer

Nike has just launched its new LunarEpic Flyknit trainers, and don’t they look lovely? If you watch football, you’ll no doubt be familiar with the eye-catching design. Nike’s essentially attached a sock directly to the trainer’s opening, making it look more like a boot. Read More >>

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The Brilliant But Absurd History of Nike Air Technology

Like many soul-searching 1990s adolescents, I was obsessed with Nike Air technology. I’d pore over the latest innovations, from 'visible forefoot air' to 'tuned air' to other types of air. I’d even buy used sneakers at the flea market and tear them apart to inspect the air. As my young brain developed and my understanding of biomechanics advanced, however, I came to a realisation: Nike Air isn't all it's cracked up to be. Read More >>

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Michael J. Fox Tries On His Self-Lacing Nike Mags

As a species, we may have overdone it with yesterday’s rapture-like celebration. But no one can deny that the best moment of October 21, 2015 was when Nike delivered the first pair of self-lacing Mags (AS PROMISED) to one Michael J. Fox. Read More >>

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As Promised, Nike Finally Reveals Sneakers With Powered Laces

Back in 2011, the Nike Air Mag, the shoes that Marty McFly wore in Back to the Future II, were released to a ravenous fan base. There was only one problem, unlike the shoes seen in the movie, Nike’s Air Mags didn’t have power laces. Nike promised they would come 2015, and, to mark so-called "Back to the Future Day",  the company delivered. Read More >>