Back in 2011, Nike released the Back To The Future inspired Nike Mag trainers. These shoes were based on the futuristic pair of trainers from 2015 seen in the film Back To The Future: Part 2.
Sold on eBay in batches of 150 per night over ten nights (1500 in total), they sold out very quickly, usually for amounts in the thousands of dollars. The limited-edition, Back to the Future-inspired Nike Mag must-have shoes quickly climbed above $3,500 in the first night of bidding, with some models topping $4,000. The money raised went directly to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.
The shoes were described as, “Based on an original movie prop used in Back to the Future Part II, the 2011 Nike MAG shoes have been entirely rebuilt and perfected.” However, the shoes did not lace themselves up automatically like the film.
In a promotional video for the shoes with Christopher Lloyd reprising his role as Dr. Emmitt Brown, saw the Doc entering the “Lone Pine Mall”‘s shoe store in search of some new shoes. “Does this power-lace?” Lloyd asks, “Not ’til 2015,” a Nike employee responds. Lloyd then sets the Delorean’s time circuits to Sept. 8, 2015.
Although the advert was referring to the timeline of events from the Back To The Future trilogy, its seems they weren’t far from the truth. Today, Nike designer Tinker Hatfield has revealed to Sole Collector that the company is getting ready to take another look at Marty’s shoes and will release functioning power laces next year!
“Are we gonna see power laces in 2015?” were Hatfield’s exact words. “To that, I say YES!”
Nike already have a patent for self tying laces that was filed back in 2010 and the rumours have been circulating ever since. However today no further information was revealed.