The new Adapt Huaraches has been announced by Nike, a contemporary redesign of its Huarache line featuring a self-lacing engine that can be regulated by Siri. Users can tell, “Siri, release my shoes” through the Nike Adapt app to unlace their shoes on their Apple Watch or iPhone.
The Adapt Huaraches features the same neoprene bootie and supportive exoskeleton as the initial Air Huaraches in 1991, but they add two LED lights that can alter colors through the application. The app will give predetermined methods that can be set to distinct colors and alter sizes depending on your foot type and activity (like when you’re just chilling in the office or moving while traveling).
Nike suggests consumers can set Siri Shortcuts to “the shoe’s most used individual characteristics.” With the color-changing characteristics of the Adapt Huaraches, you can also say, “Siri, change my lights to a peppy green.”
The Adapt Huaraches will be released via the Nike SNKRS app and select distributors on September 13th. There is no cost yet, but the self-lacing, Bluetooth-enabled Adapt BB sneakers retailed for $350. Shortly after they were released, the Adapt BBs ran into some difficulty when a poor Android update produced pairing problems, making it impossible to tighten or wear the sneakers. Siri is having a hard time understanding speech, so don’t be amazed when you ask Siri to unlace your shoes and it stars a Google search.