e as you walk. But the technology was still being researc
The awe on people’s faces when the shoes appeared to lace themselves was evidence that there was Nike Air Max 90 Mujer Negras no substitute for genuine auto-lacing. “We knew where we were going. We knew how we were selling it,” Beers said, adding that simulating the user experience was a fast, inexpensive way of getting answers about how valuable the idea was.The finished shoe uses sensors that can sense Nike Air Max 270 Damen tension and the volume of the foot inside. When you put it on, the shoe closes to a comfortable amount of tension, forming around the shape of the wearer’s footA sneaker isn’t the easiest place to embed an electronic lacing engine. There is limited space, moisture from sweat, and the Nike Air Huarache Damen normal impacts of walking and running.
The team building the HyperAdapt included an electrical engineer, a mechanical engineer, and a maker, who would build the different concepts. The maker had been making different versions of the HyperAdapt for years, and the main challenge Adidas Superstar Mujer he faced was burnout. His creativity and drive were starting to suffer.
Beers decided to set him an unrelated task that she hoped would restore his enthusiasm for the HyperAdapt project, too. He had to make a shoe—any shoe he wanted—that he could run five miles in. “But you Nike Air Force 1 Donne cannot use one single material—not even adhesive—from footwear,” Beers told him. “You need to go to Home Depot to supply 100% of your materials.”
He took off, and in a few days he brought me back a pair of shoes that you would’ve never known the materials were from Home Depot. They were Nike Air Max 90 Femme Rose incredible, Nike Free Run 2.0 Donne and he ran five miles in them and they looked great. […] He even incorporated the Home Depot logo in the top of the tongue from one of their bags.
The project reenergized him, and Beers said she’s been using the technique ever since, including in the brief time she Adidas Stan Smith Femme spent as an engineer at Tesla.Nobody wants to have to charge a pair of shoes. But Nike needed a way to charge the battery that would power the lacing engine if the HyperAdapt was ever to be a real shoe people would wear over and over.
The Nike staff had plenty of ideas for how Adidas ZX 750 Mujer to do it. The most popular was kinetic energy—the shoe will simply charge as you walk. But the technology was still being researched in universities and wasn’t close to being mass-produceable.
For assistance, Beers enlisted anyone at the Nike office who felt like helping:
We asked Nike Air Huarache Womens everyone in the office, and so at Nike it was probably 300 people. It doesn’t matter what you do. It doesn’t matter if you’re admin, or construction, or custodial, or a footwear maker, designer, executive, CEO—it does not matter. Everyone’s on a level playing field. Go out there, you Nike Air Max 97 Mujer have two weeks. Build me an idea of how to charge this, and you have one minute to pitch it back to me. One minute. If you can’t explain it in one minute, it’s not going to work.