How do you imagine the future in terms of footwear? Probably most of you are the thing right now about Michael J. Fox’s high-tech and self-lacing sneaker from the iconic ‘Back to the Future 2’ movie.
As a matter of fact, Nike launched a pair to sleek sneakers inspired by actor’s footwear. Nicknamed Nike AirMags, these shoes feature a self-lacing system. Unfortunately, the lacing system is semi-automatic, which means that you will have to press a button in order to tie up your sneakers.
It will also seem that Nike’s primary competitor (Adidas) did not want to fall behind when it comes to using new technologies. And so, the esteemed German shoemaker announced its first pair of 3D-printed sneakers.
The new and awesome sneakers are called the 3D Runner, and, as you would expect, they caught everyone’s attention before hitting the stores’ shelves. And yes, you can buy a pair of 3D runners, but they won’t be cheap.
The German company announced that the 3D-printed sneakers’ price would start somewhere around $333. However, bear in mind that the offer is limited, very limited.
And now, for some bad news. You will be able to purchase these awesome 3D-printed sneakers only if you live in New York City, Tokyo or London. The company did not say anything about selling the shoes in Europe or in other places around the globe.
In addition, if you live in of the cities mentioned above, you’ll need to hurry because Adidas produced only a couple of hundreds of pairs. Adidas said that you can reserve a pair of 3D-printed sneakers using its official mobile application (don’t order them from an app that looks like Adidas), and can be picked up from its official New York flagship store located on the 5th Avenue.
Now, if you are unable to purchase a pair from one of the Adidas stores in New York, you can try your luck on the 15th of December at Adidas’s flagship store.
As for the product itself, Adidas said that the shoes were entirely 3D-printed and that they are very similar to the product worn by athletes during the 2015 Rio Olympics.
Well, it would seem that we are lucky indeed. Even though we were not able to get our hands on a pair of self-lacing shoes, at least we can settle with Adidas’s cool 3D-printed sneakers.
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