Marty McFly’s self tying “Power Laces” sneakers were the coolest thing back in the 1989 iconic sequel film “Back to the Future II.” As it turns out, they are still way cool, so much so that 26 years later, Nike plans to manufacture them.
According to SkyNews today, designer Tinker Hatfield, the creative mind behind Nike's most popular and innovative athletic shoe designs, will once again partner with Nike to release the fictional Back To The Future II sneakers that fans of the trilogy will instantly recognize.
As part of last weekend's NBA All Star festivities, Hatfield discussed the upcoming sneaker at the Jordan Brand Flight Lab in New Orleans. When asked about the chances of power laces coming next year, Hatfield said:
“Are we gonna see power laces in 2015? To that, I say YES!”
Back in 2011, Nike released a similar design of the shoe, called the Nike Air MAG. However, the shoes were never on sale to the general public. Only 1,500 pairs of shoes were made and auctioned off on eBay to support the Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson’s Research. The shoes pulled in a whopping six million dollars in proceeds to help the charity.
Sole Collector points out that Hatfield didn't specify whether power laces will show up on the Nike Mag, or some other similar design.
But sneaker heads and fans of the “Future” won’t have to wait long. If you remember, 2015 was the year that Marty and Doc time traveled to. And now the futuristic sneaks are almost here.