Marty McFly’s Power-Lacing Shoes Soon To Be RealityBy: Chad Sweely - February 17, 2014
If you have seen Back To The Future II, I am sure you are aware that by now, flying cars are not standard, hoverboards have not replaced skateboards, and we do not yet have a “Scenery Channel”; however, there is a technology evident in the Back To The Future II that will soon become reality, and that technology is having shoes with power laces, just like the shoes that Michael J. Fox’s character Marty McFly wore in the movie.
In a recent article by The Inquisitr, Nike designer Tinker Hatfield states that Nike will “release the use of the fictional Back To The Future II laces that every fan of the trilogy has always dreamed of.” During this year’s NBA All-Star Weekend, Hatfield attended the Jordan Brand Flight Lab and (according to SoleCollector) was asked about the release of self-lacing shoes. Hatfield’s reply to this question was “Are we gonna see power laces in 2015? To that, I say YES!”
According to FOX News, back in 2011, Nike released a shoe series called “Air Mag” for the Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson’s Research. The “Air Mags” are an exact replica of the style of shoes worn by McFly in Back To The Future II, but without the power laces, and only 1,500 of the replica shoes were produced.
Troy DaVinci from Sneakerology published a review of the “Air Mag” shoes on YouTube:
Unfortunately, there has not been any official release from Nike about the release of self-lacing shoes; however, The Inquisitr states that the release of power-laced Air Mags could possibly be a future way to raise money for charity. Even though there has not been a release date for the Back To The Future II-inspired shoes, it is great to see this technology come to be a reality!
Image via YouTube (0:04)