Nike continues to add to the technology of its self-lacing shoe line. The FitAdapt system, which includes a built-in motor to adjust the lacing, pressure and fit of two shoe models, can now be controlled by Siri commands, and there’s a new Apple Watch app too.
Nike Adapt lets an app adjust your shoes
The Nike Adapt iOS and Android applications debuted earlier this year, and now includes additional features.
From the start, it allowed users to make tiny adjustments to the Flyknit and quad-axial mesh upper of each shoe. When the user finds one that’s most comfortable, it can be saved as a presets for later use. The software also offers fitting recommendations for foot type and activity.
There are two buttons on the outside of the shoe for more manual adjustments. These light up, and their colors can be adjusted by the Adapt software.
Today, Nike announced an Apple Watch version of its shoe-control app. And users can now adjust the fit with Siri commands, though the company has not yet revealed
Nike says the latest changes help put “FitAdapt into the fast-paced, quick-shifting world of the everyday athlete — offering the personalized comfort needed in, say, the sprint to catch the bus, before seamlessly shifting fit as you settle into an empty seat with a sigh of quiet relief.”
These features are debuting in the just-announced Nike Adapt Huarache, but should also extend to the earlier Adapt BB. Both models are priced at $350.