Powerlace Self-Lacing Shoe Beats Nike

Posted: Oct 28 2016, 9:22am CDT | by , Updated: Oct 30 2016, 11:19am CDT, in News | Technology News

 

Powerlace Self-Lacing Shoe Beats Nike
 

A new company takes on the self-lacing shoe problem introduced by the Back To The Future II movie.

Nike has tackled the power-lace shoe problem since years. Now the sports equipment giant will release finally the Hyperadapt 1.0 self-lacing sneaker on Cyber Monday. A Canadian company has unveiled a new self-lacing shoe that does not require any batteries or motors. Self-lacing needs to be simple and work without batteries to become a mainstream feature. The Powerlace technology might bypass that technology.

The mere insertion of the foot automatically engages the lacing system’s mechanism. The activation of the small lever found at the lower rear end of the shoe unlocks the power system. The total energy required for the lacing system’s mechanism is activated by body weight. 

The Powerlace shoelaces are made out of heavy duty Kevlar material that uses Fiber Technology for maximum resistance against breakage and wear. These laces are uniquely designed to support tension exceeding 250 pounds.

The puller is a key element to the Powerlace lacing system. It provides ​​the connection between the tension applied by the mechanism and the direct pressure applied by the lacing. It is manufactured with engineered thermoplastic that possesses maximum strength and resistance against heavy pressure, breakage, and substantial strain.

The lever unlocks the mechanism with the help of maximum strength and nylon coated stainless steel wires that allow for a wide opening of the shoe. Powerlace is strategically engineered with the integration of the wires into the shoe soles and, is fashioned and designed to achieve a smoother and more compact style.

The Powerlace shoes are available through a Kickstarter campaign starting at $119 CAD (~ $90) on kickstarter.com. Planned delivery is in April.

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