Nike AIRLACING concept

Nike Airlacing - a self inflating shoe using the pressure of the foot to inflate the shoe without the need of additional power.
It's has bubble in the sole
hermetically linked with elastic pipes
in shoe upper.
In this concept
provided to use only existing technology:
like Air Max bubble-sole,
Flywire and analog of Reebok Pump's upper.
Lacing principle has been taken
from pressure suit of fighter pilots.
It has an elastic hose tied by laces,
when hose inflates - laces stretches tighter.

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Ilyas Darakchiev
footwear designer Нюрнберг, Germany