Nike Huarache first hit shelves back in 1991, and featured an innovative neoprene bootie and exoskeletal upper to offer a snug feel, along with lace-based customization. Now, the company introduces Nike Adapt Huarache, and those traits have been modernized with Nike FitAdapt technology, an intelligent platform that updates and evolves along with the user, including support for Siri. Read more for additional pictures and information.
The main highlight is Nike FitAdapt, a self-lacing system powered by a midfoot motor, and controlled by a special app. Within this software, wearers of the Nike Adapt Huarache are greeted by a universal login, a themed interface specific to the Huarache and various other preset fit recommendations for foot type and activity. What sets this apart from Nike’s other self-lacing shoes is its support for the Apple Watch and Siri. They’ll be available on September 13th through Nike’s SNKRS app and select retailers, priced around $350.
“This makes the Nike Adapt Huarache a double-barreled revolution. First, it brings a storied franchise into the future. Second, and most significant, it propels Nike FitAdapt into the fast-paced, quick-shifting world of the everyday athlete — offering the personalized comfort needed in, say, the sprint to catch the bus, before seamlessly shifting fit as you settle into an empty seat with a sigh of quiet relief,” said the company.