Set to be released on 13 September, Nike's Adapt Huaraches will let you ask Siri to unlace your shoes.

By Ian Horswill

Posted on August 30, 2019

Nike has revealed it is about to launch new footwear Adapt Huarache that can be controlled by Siri on your Apple iPhone or Apple Watch.

The original Nike Air Huarache was launched in 1991 with the question “Have You Hugged Your Foot Today?” which related to the neoprene and spandex sock contained within the upper. The sock “hugged” your foot and is arguably Nike’s most comfortable shoe.

Adapt Huaraches have neoprene bootie and supportive exoskeleton as the original Air Huaraches, but two LED lights in a motor that can change colours via the app have been added. The app will offer preset modes that can be set to different colours and it uses FitAdapt self-lacing technology similar to the Nike Adapt BB shoes that were announced in January.

The complete package for your new Nike sneakers. Photo: Nike News

The new model works with the Apple Watch and Apple iPhone‘s Siri, so you can ask Siri to control a motor inside to lace or unlace the shoes.

Using Apple’s Siri shortcuts, Adapt Huarache wearers can talk to an Apple Watch or an iPhone and say a phrase like “Siri, release my shoes” to loosen them.

Apple iPhone

“This makes the Nike Adapt Huarache a double-barrelled 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 personalised 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,” Nike said in a press release.

The Adapt BBs ran into trouble shortly after they were released when an Android update created pairing issues, The Verge reported.

Nike states that the initial colourways of Nike Adapt Huarache will be released on 13 September on SNKRS and SNEAKRS, and at select retailers. No price has been released but for comparison, the self-lacing, Bluetooth-enabled Adapt BB sneakers retailed for US$350.