Back to the Future Part II’s Nike Power Laces aren’t just a crazy idea anymore..


Marty McFly Nikes

Ever since Marty McFly travelled to 2015 in Back to the Future Part II, we’ve all been waiting for the technology showcased to be produced. Has it happened thus far? Well, I’m not riding my hoverboard so I’d say no. Holographic Jaws? Nope, haven’t seen that either. The self tying Nikes? No. Well, not for another year anyway..

For those of you that haven’t seen the Back to the Future trilogy – firstly, where have you been? Secondly, Marty McFly (played by Michael J. Fox) travels forward in time to the year 2015. He puts on a pair of Nike High Tops that automatically tighten and adjust to his feet – hence the name power laces. Anyway, I digress. Nike already launched a limited edition collection of Nike MAGs styled after Marty McFly’s trainers in 2011 but without the power laces. The trainers were all auctioned off on eBay to help raise money for the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, raising £3.5 million.

Fast forward to last Friday where Nike designer Tinker Hatfield – who designed the Nike MAGs – said to attendees at the Jordan Brand Flight Lab in New Orleans;

“Are we gonna see power laces in 2015? To that, I say yes!”

Nike are way ahead of the game though, patenting the idea of Power Laces back in 2010. Hatfield didn’t say much else though, including whether the Power Laces would indeed be featured on the iconic MAGs from BTTF Part II or on a new pair of kicks but given the timing, I think it’s safe to assume. Would you buy a pair of high tops that had Power Laces? I’m pretty sure I would, they look quite comfortable once adjusted! All we need to do now is get on with that hoverboard..


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