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March 1, 2017 AT 2:00 am

Designer creates self lacing shoes with LEGO #WearableWednesday

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Via Daily Mail

A hack using Lego could slash the cost of getting your hands on a pair of ‘Back To The Future’-style self-lacing trainers.

Industrial designer Vimal Patel came up with the design in an effort to create a cheaper version of Nike’s HyperAdapt 1.0 $720 (£580) trainers.

The Lego version uses battery-powered motors to drive a series of cogs that tighten laces – and Mr Patel says anyone can make their own version at home.

Mr Patel, who was born in New Zealand, shared his shoes on Cargo Collective.

Speaking about the project, the Denmark-based designer said: ‘I used a Dremel multitool to make holes in the shoe, that I filled with standard Lego Technic elements, and secured with hot glue.’

‘From there, it was straightforward to experiment with different designs and test their functionality.

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  1. You can’t put an video over http on an https page. The video doesn’t work.

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