Puma Self-Lacing Shoes
In the generation of smart everything, now comes self-lacing shoes, brought to you by Puma. Puma may not be the first to unveil the first pair of self- lacing shoes, that award goes to Nike. This is now Puma’s take on Self- lacing shoes called “Fi” or Fit Intelligence. Puma self-lacing shoes are adapted to fit to the wearer’s foot without any trouble from the person wearing them. So you don’t know how to tie your shoes? Puma’s self- lacing shoes can help you do just that.
How does Puma self-lacing shoes work?
Puma self-lacing shoes are trainers that aren’t just your ordinary shoes. They adapt to the wearer’s feet without the wearer taking any trouble to do so, with a simple swipe of a module sitting on top of the shoe’s tongue. In addition there is a micrometer that pulls blue cables running through the sneaker to tighten it on the wearer’s feet. The degree of tightness can be adjusted through an app, courtesy of Puma.
Puma Self- Lacing Shoes successor to AutoDisc:
Puma’s first wirelessly connected sneakers were the AutoDisc that came out back in 2016. These wireless shoes can be charged through a Qi wireless charging pad. The charge on these wireless shoes can last to up to 5 days.
Puma self- lacing shoes do not have any tracking capabilities that can track a person’s steps or measures a person’s calories burnt. This is the same as Nike’s own self- lacing pair.
The only “smart” shoes that could do all the things, that are sorely missing in the Fi and Nike’s self- lacing pair, are Puma’s RS- Computer shoes that has been re- released. This pair could tell you the distance you cover wearing the shoes, time as well as calories burnt. But of course for all these capabilities, the shoes come at a hefty price tag.
Want to Try Puma Self- Lacing Shoes?
In a new marketing twist, Puma has given average people the opportunity to beta test its self- lacing pair. People can comment on the wearability, engineering, the fit, design, ease of use and anything else that they can think of. Puma says that these shoes are meant for the masses for light running and workouts.
One major drawback of Puma self- lacing shoes is the fact that they don’t have any of the features associated with a workout, like calories burnt or distance covered. This can be a sore point for some and many beta testers may comment on this fact. So unless Puma will do anything about it, the self-lacing pair will be just that- Self- lacing.
Price of Puma self- lacing Shoes:
You will be able to get this pair only in 2020. They will be available for $330 which is $20 cheaper than Nike’s HyperAdapt BBs.
To be a part of Puma’s beta testing program you can download Puma’s Puma trac app which is a training app available on iOS and Android. From there on you’ll be notified when the registration of beta testing of the shoes will begin.