Marty McFly set some high standards for the future when he traveled to 2015 in the sequel to “Back to the Future.” While we aren’t riding around in a flying Mercedes-Benz’ or wearing the ridiculous clothes, McFly’s dope Nike MAG’s with automatic power laces may finally become a reality.
Tinker Hatfield, the man who created the shoes for the 1989 film, recently spoke about the story behind the shoes at the Agenda Trade Show in Los Angeles, CA. After several requests from the crowd, Hatfield confirmed that his team is working to release the fully-functional sneakers in 2015. The shoes are said to come with a built-in weight sensor that will detect one’s foot as it goes into the sneaker, activating the power laces.
Sneaker enthusiasts have been anticipating the advanced technology since 1,500 replicas were released in 2011 under the name “Nike Air MAG.” The limited edition shoes included the lights, rechargeable batteries and the exact design but they did not come with the power laces. In 2013, Nike obtained a patent for the shoes and the power lace function, which open and closes the shoes and adjusts the ankle.
There’s still no word on a release date or how much they will cost. We will keep you updated.