Health, wellness & sport

Nike's self tying shoes. Yay or nay?

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How cool is this

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The firm is not alone in developing self-tightening footwear. At the CES tech show in January, French start-up Digitsole unveiled a pair of self-tightening"smartshoes" that also featured an app-controlled heater but they have yet to go on sale. Nike, however, has a stronger brand."I think it's a canny move to get people to sign up to the Nike+ service, but if they do prove popular I'm sure the firm will open them up to a wider audience eventually. But maybe that will be another year down the line," added Mr McLaren.
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You seriously suck at life if you need self tying shoes.
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Are we that lazy that we can't tie our own shoes? Don't forget that these shoes will cost a grip, probably need a maintenance plan, and be subject to a lawsuit when it malfunctions like a Takata airbag, over tightens, and breaks someone's foot :)
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Sorry refugees, we can't let any more in, we're putting all that money into product development for self-lacing shoes now.
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I had these when they were called Reebok PUMPS! You kept the shoes loosely tied and PUMPED THE TONGUES UP! Playing basketball in them felt like TWO BRICKS TIED TO THE BOTTOM OF YOUR FEET! But at least you were PUMPED TO THE MAXX!
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so at some point I need to ring a technical support line to troubleshoot trying to use my fucking shoes lol no thanks
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LEDs in the heel light up when the shoes are tightening and when it's on low battery, and all the internal electronics mean that yes, you do have to charge these shoes. It takes three hours for a full charge and each charge last about two weeks, with Nike providing a magnetic clip-on charger similar to that used by Apple for the Apple Watch. It's also worth noting that the thick nylon laces you see on the top of the sneaker are just"visual aids" — they tighten, but they're not what's keeping the shoe hugged to your foot. You can watch the video below from Wired for a closer look:
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When you step in, your heel will hit a sensor and the system will automatically tighten,” said Nike’s senior innovation chief and the project’s technical lead Tiffany Beers in a press release. From that baseline fit, you can fine-tune the shoe’s settings on the fly. “Then there are two buttons on the side to tighten and loose. You can adjust it until it’s perfect.

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There are some things I can do myself. This may be the most lazy idea that was ever invented. Really how long does it take to tie your shoe. That is one of the mile markers for kids and now they want to take that away. SMH
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The shoes are battery operated and use an inductive charge system and magnetic cup. It takes about three hours for a full charge. Nike says with average use you'll have to charge the battery every couple of weeks. A lighting system lets you know when you'll need to charge it.

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I’ve spent a lot of time over the past few days with the folks at Nike, who were showing off a whole bunch of new and upcoming products at their Innovation for Everybody event.
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I can see this catching on with the kids. I would not buy a pair but I am sure they will sell out of these very fast.
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I can see this catching on with the kids. I would not buy a pair but I am sure they will sell out of these very fast.
I bought a pair for my son and they are not that bad I must say. He already knows how to tie his shows and you still have the option of manually tying the shoes also.
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Nike has been talking about its self-tying shoes for over two years (and actually working on this technology for ten years). Movie-goers have been anticipating them for even longer: Marty McFly, the time-warped teenager played by Michael J. Fox in Back to the Future Part II, famously had self-tying shoes.

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It's a yes from me
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It's yes me2
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