Puma challenges Nike with the Autodisc, the shoes that lace themselves up

Connected via app to a smartphone they can be re-laced via icon or with a manual touch on the top, for now there are only 50 models

Imagine coming home from running and putting your shoes on to charge. Now don't imagine it because it's 2016 and then look at the new Puma Autodisc. A model of footwear of the latest generation, designed for runners, that lace themselves. And that have passed through the hands of a certain Usain Bolt.

In a nutshell, the Autodiscs are sneakers with built-in motors that loosen or tighten the inner laces wrapped around the front of the foot.

To do so, simply press lightly on the upper art of the shoe or press a button on the associated smartphone app. Some may think the usual idea for lazy, in reality and innovation very convenient especially for runners who otherwise would have to continually waste time in training to re-lace the shoes. If you are interested know that for now there are only 50 models worldwide.

The challenge of Puma to Nike

The sneakers with self-lacing had already risen to prominence thanks to Nike and its work with the HyperAdapt. Puma's Autodisc, however, seems to have a few advantages. The motors are incorporated into the lace lugs rather than under the sole. This allows the shoes to flex a lot like a regular running shoe. Plus, the Nike model is not interactive and connected to smartphones.

(taken from Twitter)

While with Puma we can monitor the remaining battery level and lace up via app. To recharge the Autodiscs, all we have to do is place the heels of the shoe on a particular mat and monitor the level of recharge. The advantage point of HyperAdapt is that as we wear them they lace up via sensors. And we don't have to bow to press anything. For now it is not given to know if they will enter the market in a significant way. Certainly the launch price will not be low. But if you are a semi-professional runner, or if you would do anything not to tie your shoes while you're running, it may be worth it.

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