Items tagged with Marty McFly

Robert Zemeckis and everyone else involved in the Back to the Future series probably never envisioned that the sci-fi comedy flicks would become cult classics that are still enjoyed and frequently referenced three decades later. But here we are as Nike introduces a pair of self-tying shoes that are somewhat similar to the kicks Marty McFly wore in Back to the Future II. Nike unveiled its newest footwear at a New York event earlier this week. Called Nike HyperAdapt 1.0, the new shoes feature what Nike calls adaptive lacing born out of deep research in digital, electrical, and mechanical engineering. What's interesting about these shoes is that Nike isn't playing on the Back to the Future theme... Read more...
If you’re a fan of the Back to the Future series, the past few months have been incredibly exciting. We’ve seen Lexus unveil its take on the “hoverboard” with a maglev-based creation, and just this week a company has jumpstarted a Kickstarter campaign to bring a self-drying jacket to market. Today, we’re learning of yet another company that is looking to reveal its spin on the hoverboard concept. Unfortunately, like some of the other hoverboards that we’ve seen in the past, this one looks more like vaporware than something that we actually believe will end up finding a market in the consumer space. The Arca Space Corporation ArcaBoard makes use 36 ducted electric fans that work in tandem to provide... Read more...
Holy mackerel, it happened! Somebody actually went and built an honest-to-goodness hoverboard, finally bringing to reality the fantasy we've all shared since seeing Marty McFly escape from Biff and his cronies using a hoverboard in Back to the Future II! We know what you're thinking -- 'Yeah, right, this isn't the first hoverboard hoax' -- but you have to check this out. The company is called Hendo Hover and you'll currently find the faces behind the team over at Kickstarter. They're trying to raise $250,000 for the project, but that money won't go towards a prototype -- such a thing already exists. At present, the Hendo Hoverboard is capable of hovering about an inch off of the ground, special... Read more...
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... Read more...