Forget shelling out big bucks for a pair of limited edition Nike Air Mags or HyperAdapts, these futuristic Adidas Flytrap sneakers ditch laces altogether. Simply put, the shoe wraps itself around the wearer’s ankle the instant their foot is detected, and designer Ilyas Darakchiev has even built prototypes of how the shoes would function. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
“A designer in Moscow is working on ‘self-wearing’ shoes. Inspired by how chemical reactions in a Venus Flytrap enable it to close down its jaws on any unsuspecting prey (remember, plants don’t have muscles or a nervous system), the Biomech Sneaker concepts borrow not just the idea of clamping themselves onto the wearer’s feet but even the aesthetic,” reports Yanko Design.