Test Puma Self-Lacing Shoes Before They Come Out
Puma’s Fi (Fit Intelligence) technology won’t be making its retail debut until next year, but to help usher in the latest innovation, the footwear brand is asking fans to participate in testing out the self-lacing sneakers ahead of its projected spring ’20 launch.
How to Get the Kicks
Starting from 19th April 2019, fans who are interested in the beta program can apply right now via the Pumatrac app on both iOS and Android or by clicking https://global.puma.com/fi-betatesting/. Individuals are asked to fill in the required information to complete the registration and must reside in one of the following 11 regions: U.S., U.K., Germany, Japan, Hong Kong, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Spain, India and Turkey in order to participate. From all applicants, Puma will then pick its semifinalists and will invite them to a Skype interview before they are notified if they are chosen. From then on, the selected beta testers will get a pair of Fi trainers and will have three weeks to test them and provide feedback on the usability, design, engineering and wearability of the shoe on an online survey during and after the testing period. The best part about the program is that testers will be able to keep the shoes.
Review of all applications : From April 29th, 2019 to May 12th, 2019
and finalists will be notified for an interview by May 17th, 2019.
What You Need to Know
The self-lacing kicks are powered by a micromotor that controls the fit through swiping up or down on the Fi module on the midfoot. The trainers are also equipped with a smart sensing capability that adapts to the wearer, who can adjust the fit through Puma’s smartphone app.
The Puma Fi Trainer is slated to launch sometime in spring 2020 and will retail for $330 on Puma.com.