While Nike will soon be releasing their Nike HyperAdapt 1.0 self-lacing sneaker, PUMA also has an upcoming self-lacing shoe set to release called the PUMA Autodisc.
The PUMA Autodisc are sneakers with built-in motors that loosen or tighten internal laces wrapped around the front part of the foot. They can be tightened or loosened to your liking with just a push of a button, or in the accompanying smartphone app. Designed for athletes, they also minimize the hassle of having to frequently retighten the laces on the track.
According to Engadget, the Autodiscs have a few advantages over Nike’s HyperAdapt:
“One is that the motors are embedded in the tongues instead of beneath the soles, thus allowing the Autodisc to flex more like ordinary sneakers. Second, the HyperAdapt lacks smartphone connectivity whereas the Autodisc lets you jump straight to your desired tightness for each shoe (the tightness is offered in three levels) as well as monitor its battery levels.”
Check out the video below, as well as the detailed images and head over to Engadget to read the entire review.