Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Nike Back To The Future II Self-Lacing Trainers Confirmed For 2015?

Great Scott!!! 2015 is only one year away and the tech of Back to the Future II, like hover-boards, still seem decades or more away, but one BTTF movie invention that fans have been waiting for and may now be able to get their hands on are "Nike Power Laces"!

Nike designer Tinker Hatfield showed up at the Jordan Brand's Flight Lab space in New Orleans recently, and when he was asked about power laces this is what he said,

"Are we gonna see power laces in 2015? To that, I say YES!"

The patent for the proposed shoe taken out in 2010 goes into some more detail by saying that “the automatic lacing system provides a set of straps that can be automatically opened and closed to switch between a loosened and tightened position of the upper. The article further includes an automatic ankle cinching system that is configured to automatically adjust an ankle portion of the upper.”

According to US news channel MSNBC, the shoes will work by having you “slip a switch, and the shoe tightens as if you just pulled and tightened conventional laces. The switch activates a motor that rolls or unrolls a spool of wire distributed throughout the shoe. When the spool reels in the wire, the shoe tightens along axis supported by various rods.”

So we could definitely be seeing Marty McFly self-lacing Nike's next year!

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