Take your mind back to the scene in Back to the Future Part II when Marty and Doc arrive in the year 2015. In order to fit in, Doc gives Marty a self-drying/self-fitting coat, a reflective hat, and has Marty pull his jean pockets inside out (which is the style in 2015). But Doc also gives Marty a pair of self-lacing Nike high-top sneakers, which are functional, easy, and spares the back of the lazy man from having to bend over to tie them. But this is the year 2016 now, we have hoverboards (sort of), so the question must be asked: where are our power laces, Nikes? The answer, they’ll be in a store near you later this fall. (more…)
Well folks, we’ve got good news for people that just never figured out how that darned shoelace tying trick works. It looks like Nike, taking a cue from one of their mock products from Back to the Future II, has created functional power laces. Better yet, we shall be seeing them hit the market sometime in 2015 (the same time that they appeared in the movie, coincidentally). (more…)
Yesterday we reported on a tweet from Back to the Future producer Frank Marshall saying that something big was coming, and that it was related to Back to the Future. Shortly after, it was revealed that Nike announced an event in LA that would be put on to possibly announce the real life release of the Nike MAG shoes that were worn by Marty McFly in Back to the Future II. Now we’ve got confirmation that not only will the shoes be coming out, but they will be part of a charity auction to support the Michael J. Fox Foundation to help defeat Parkinson’s disease.
The Nike Mags will be limited to only 1,500 pairs. 100 pairs will be auctioned off each day on eBay starting with the first batch tonight at 8:30 PM PST. As an added bonus, all winning donations will be matched, doubling the ability for the foundation to find a cure.
Here’s a little bit on the shoe from NIKE:
Fox, in the year 2015. It came alive, lit up and formed to Marty’s foot. The 2011 NIKE MAG shoe was designed to be a precise replica of the original from Back to the Future II. The aesthetic is an exact match, down to the contours of the upper, the glowing LED panel and the electroluminescent NIKE in the strap. The 2011 NIKE MAG illuminates with the pinch of the “ear” of the high top, glowing for five hours per charge.
It’s for charity, I hope it exceeds millions , but these need to be available for retail, I don’t care how much they cost. Same for the Hoverboard.
Because nerds never let up, it looks like we’re getting closer and closer to getting some kickass self-lacing shoes like the ones seen in Back to the Future II. There’s already a replica design you can get if you live in the right part of the world, but it looks like Nike designer Tinker Hatfield has filed a patent for a system that actually automates the lacing.
So maybe by 2015, the year much of the action in the flick takes place, we’ll have some full-fledged, self-lacing Nikes.
And while that is the awesomesauce, I know there’s still one question that pops into people’s heads when they hear about these shoes.