A tweet from a Nike PR director confirms the existence of self-lacing Mag shoes as seen in “Back to the Future: Part II.”
Besides hoverboards and time machines, the most-wanted piece of tech from “Back to the Future: Part II” is probably the self-lacing Nike Mag shoes Marty McFly sports when he arrives on October 21, 2015, in the movie.
Numerous sources, including Nike’s Heidi Burgett and ESPN’s Darren Rovell, are confirming that the self-lacing Nike Mags are in fact the real deal, with the very first pair currently awaiting its reveal in NYC.
The first pair of self-lacing Nike Mag shoes is in New York City.
— Heidi Burgett (@heidiburgett) October 21, 2015
Nike spokesman: “The first pair of self-lacing Nike Mag shoes is in New York City.” No further details.
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) October 21, 2015
— Sara Eisen (@SaraEisen) October 21, 2015
— michaeljfox.org (@MichaelJFoxOrg) October 21, 2015
The excitement really ramped up yesterday when Nike posted a rare tweet (the company typically has a sparse Twitter feed on its official @Nike account) reading “@realmikefox see you tomorrow.” Michael J. Fox, of course, played Marty McFly in the movies. Back in January, Nike designer Tinker Hatfield noted the company was busy working on making the self-lacing shoes a reality. On Sept. 3, 2013, Nike filed for a 29-page patent on self-lacing shoes. It’s been pretty much radio silence since then, with the exception of a brief moment when fans thought a sneak peek at the shoes had leaked on Twitter. That incident turned out to be just a photo of the 2011 non-self-lacing replica shoes. We still have a lot of unanswered questions. It seems likely the shoes will be revealed today, but the reference to a “first pair” makes it sound like they might not be ready for mass production. Even if it’s just a demonstration or protoype pair of kicks, “Back to the Future” fans will be thrilled to see them in action. Via: complex.com /cnet