Just 89 pairs of the auto-lacing nike free are set to become available via an online draw later this month, but those of us who miss out will at least now be able to slap them all over our iMessage chats.
Like the nike free flyknit launch from 2011, the 2016 iteration is for a good cause, with proceeds benefitting the Michael J. Fox Foundation in its quest to end Parkinson’s disease. However, unlike the eBay auctions that were used to distribute the original Mag in 2011, Nike will be taking a different approach for the self-lacing ’16 release.
The nike free flyknit 4.0 feature Nike's new HyperAdapt system, which uses a sensor that responds to the weight of a wearer's foot to automatically lace the shoes. The heels of the shoes light up to signal when the shoe is tightening and when the batteries need to be charged.