Nike’s auto-lacing Adapt system made its debut on the Mag, bringing to life the concept and design from Back to the Future II. The technology was then used on a running silhouette, followed by a basketball shoe. The technology is also the driving force behind the recently minted Adapt Huarache.
For its latest act, Nike Adapt is the fuel behind the latest hybrid version of the Air Max 90. Going by the Nike Adapt Auto Max, the sneaker also features design elements from the Mag.
Channeling the DNA of Tinker Hatfield’s design aesthetic and sampling elements from Air Max 90 and Nike Mag, the Nike Adapt Auto Max takes a new silhouette through its increased profile and thicker midsole. The cassette design element of the Air Max 90 now highlights the Air Max unit, and the FitAdapt engine helps allow instant personalization and responsiveness.
With voice command capabilities, the Nike Adapt Auto Max can auto-adjust the wear but also the lights…
Shortcuts via Voice: Wearers can instantly adjust their Nike Adapt Auto Max shoes using only voice with five customizable Siri Shortcuts. Coming this spring, Nike Adapt will support voice commands for Android users via Google Voice.
Control Your Fit from Your Wrist: Connect your Apple Watch to easily tighten or loosen the fit from your wrist.
Nike Adapt Auto Max Light Customization: Coming this spring, Nike Adapt Auto Max wearers will not only be able to illuminate their lace engines – choosing from 13 iconic Nike colors – but they’ll also be able to select pulsing or static options to complement their personal style. (They can also choose to turn off the light when it’s not needed.)
Nike Adapt Auto Max Fit Preset and Custom Modes: From the first time the shoes are put on, owners of the Adapt Auto Max will have two modes created by the app — one tuned for activity and the other for relaxing. Personalized fits with custom modes is also an option.
The sneaker is dropping this season in multiple colorways in a size range that promises to go from big to small.