Sneaker heads, you’ve been warned. The contents of this article include beautiful sneakers of the future that may cause serious credit card damage.
Folks, it’s official. We are officially living in the future, where the world of technology has downright consumed our lives thanks to the wonderful invention of wearables and the Internet of Things. We’ve gone from keeping a fitness diary (by using an actual pen and paper) to having our watch do that for us. We’ve gone from leaving the supermarket and forgetting key ingredients to being able to have our fridge tell us what’s missing with a quick selfie (hello, Samsung’s Family Hub fridge). And now, we’re seeing our beloved sneakers getting the tech kick.
From Nike’s Self-Tying shoes to 3D printed ones and more, here are the top kicks that will have the feet of sneaker heads craving for more. Don’t tell us we didn’t warn you.
Nike is going Back to the Future with these self-tying babies. Step into your Nike HyperAdapt 1.0s and watch the magic happen while the laces instantly adapt to your feet and tighten accordingly. If you’re a bit of a picky one, the sneakers have 2 buttons on the side that allow you to adjust to personal perfection. These truly epitomize the phrase ‘where fashion meets function‘. Just remember to charge ‘em up and you’ll be good to go!
Though the tech built into these sneakers aren’t visible nor do these shoes require any charge, the adidas Futurecraft 3D prototype is still pretty swaggy! Made from a 3D printer, though only the sole, adidas gives us a sneak peak into what we might be wearing in the future. The selling feature of these not-yet released kicks is the fact they can be uniquely made for your feet and your feet only, based on your pressure points and arches. Pretty rad stuff!
Whether the world of tech is making us lazy or not, one thing’s for sure: it’s definitely making us look cooler. Wonder what the it sneaker of 2030 will feature? Nano tech craziness? Infrared powers? Rocket-fuel jets that never need a top-up or a charge? Or perhaps we’ll be going back to basics with “vintage” Stan Smiths from adidas or Nike Air Max 90s. For now, these high-tech sneakers have us drooling and questioning the future of our credit cards (sorry, AMEX).
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