Sunday, February 16, 2014, 12:00 PM EDT
Lead Nike Designer Says McFly’s “Back To The Future” Power Laces For Sneakers Will Kick It Soon
Remember when Nike introduced Marty McFly's MAG shoes a few years ago? Nike only made 1,500 pairs of the MAG as featured in Back to the Future Part II, which were then auctioned off on eBay where they generated nearly $6 million for the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research. As cool as those replicas were, they were missing a key feature of what made the mythical version so awesome -- power laces.
It seemed like Nike either wasn't capable or interested in a power laces function, but whatever the reason, it's no longer a factor. Nike Designer Tinker Hatfield was at attendance at the Jordan Brand's Flight Lab in New Orleans the other day, and someone asked him if we'd see power laces in 2015, which is the year McFly found himself in when wearing the MAGs.
"Are we going to see power laces in 2015? To that, I say YES!," Hatfield said, according to Sole Collector.
Unfortunately Tinkerfield didn't offer up any other details, such as whether power laces will appear on another version of the MAGs or if they'll be part of an entire new shoe series. It's also not clear if these will be another limited run for charity. Regardless, you can chalk up power laces as one of the technologies the Back to the Future series successfully predicted.
Now, if only someone would get to work on a hoverboard, we'd be all set!