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The shoe comes with a set of straps that can switch the shoe mode from loosened to tightened and vice versa.
The fastening of the shoe will be propelled by a motor that spools and unspools a wire that fits the shoe.
The motor , in all likelihood, will be powered by an on-board USB battery.
Does this signal the end of shoes with traditional laces?
How to tie a shoelace and how to knot a tie are two growing up rituals in a man’s life.
Will they pass into nostalgic oblivion?
Pre-knotted ties are freely available. Velcro fasteners, however, were a passing fad.
Would you pay extra for these Nike shoes? It is, perhaps, an easy sell to parents of toddlers.
This could be the demise of that age-old excuse - “I just need some time to fasten my laces.”
Or an end to tripping over loose ones!
(You hate falling over untied shoe laces? Buy these fantabulous self-lacing shoes from Nike! Tiger Woods endorses them! How’s that for a sales spiel?)
The end of the world as we know it!
Will runners really thank Nike?