Look, if I had my pick of self-lacing shoes to own, it would be the 2016 Nike Mags -- you know, the ones from Back to the Future. But those were limited edition, and Nike only made 89 pairs total (and I'm not about to drop $75,000 to buy them on a resale app). The Adapt BB and Adapt Huarache cost $350 each, which is much less than the $720 HyperAdapt 1.0, Nike's first consumer self-lacing sneakers. Even $350 is a steep price to pay for kicks, but since Nike can't keep the Adapt BB or Adapt Huarache in stock, clearly sneakerheads aren't fazed.
We'll see if Puma has the same luck with its Fit Intelligence self-lacing shoes, which are expected to arrive in spring 2020 for $330.
Similar to the Adapt BBs, the auto-lacing Huaraches can be controlled with an iOS or Android app. That said, if you want the most futuristic experience out of them, you'll need an Apple device. I, for one, have Adapt Huaraches paired to my iPhone 11 Pro Max (terrible name, by the way, Apple), which lets me use voice commands to control my sneakers. With Siri Shortcuts, you can quickly adjust the laces or check the battery, all simply with your voice. You can have up to five different commands in the Nike Adapt app. They let you tell Siri to do things like "loosen my sneakers," "check my sneaker batteries" or "switch my sneaker lights."
Additionally, if you have an Apple Watch, you can tighten or loosen the fit right from your wrist -- in case you don't want to use one of the two physical LED buttons on the shoes. Along with the Siri integration, that makes the Adapt Huaraches immediately feel like something out of a sci-fi film. It's not every day that I can get ready for work, put my shoes on and right before I walk out the door, say, "Hey Siri, lace up my sneakers."