It looks like Nike has some competition. While the Swoosh brand is releasing the Nike HyperAdapt 1.0 during November, Puma will also have a self-lacing sneaker. Here we take a look at the Puma Autodisc.
The Puma Autodiscs are sneakers with built-in motors that loosen or tighten internal laces wrapped around the front part of the foot. You will be able to either tighten or loosen them by pressing a button or using a smartphone app.
Engadget who was able to get their hands on a pair, has stated the Autodiscs has some 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.”
Below you can check out a video of the Puma Autodisc along with additional images. To read more about the self-lacing shoes, visit Engadget.