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
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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