A factor that unites many Back to the Future fans is their desire to own some of the futuristic gadgets from the second movie. How many times have you heard people discuss how cool it would be to ride a hoverboard, or how much they’d kill to own a pair of Marty McFly’s shoes? Well as technology advances, so does the possibility of Back to the Future fans’ dreams coming true.
In 2011, Nike created a replica of Marty McFly’s shoes in Back to the Future II. Only 1,500 pairs of Nike MAG were created. Every pair was auctioned off for charity; all proceeds went to the Michael J. Fox Foundation to further Parkinson’s research. Film and shoe fans spent over 6 million dollars to own a pair of these extremely rare and cool sneakers. But as accurate as the shoes looked, they lacked one important feature: the self-tying power laces. In 2015, those laces will become a reality.
Nike designer Tinker Hatfield revealed to Sole Collector that they plan to release the power laces next year; right on track with the year Marty wore his Nike sneakers.
Hartfield didn’t offer any further details about the laces, such as if they’ll be available on their own, as part of a newer version of MAG, or an adjustment to the 2011 model. However they’re released, Back to the Future fans, sneaker lovers, film fans, and people who love to spend money will readily buy these laces.
Some Marty McFly fans took to Twitter to disclose their excitement about this upcoming shoe release.
They’re making Marty McFly Power Laces by 2015. Crisis adverted.
— Jordan Gorsuch (@jbird428) February 17, 2014
I so want a pair of Nike Power Laces. Eat your heart out Marty Mcfly!!
— Drew Barnes (@DrewBarnes82) February 17, 2014
Nike’s actually making Marty McFly’s self-tying shoes and they’re gonna be self-tying, what a time to be alive
— Tim (@tcarbone14) February 17, 2014
The few pairs of Nike MAG left are selling on eBay for as much as $8,000. Isn’t it time for someone to create hoverboards?
Image via Nike, Website