[Movies] Nike Planning to Release Back to the Future Part II Inspired Shoes with Power Laces
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 02.16.2014
Just in time for 2015...
Sole Collector reports that Nike will be releasing shoes with functional power laces, inspired by the sneakers featured in Back to the Future Part II. Previously in 2011, Nike released a limited run of the sneakers that were replicas of the ones worn in the film by Michael J. Fox's Marty McFly, but the shoes didn't have the movie's "power laces" function.
The replica shoes were originally released on eBay as part of a charity effort for the Michael J. fox Foundation. Nike designer Tinker Hatfield said that the company is taking another look at the shoes and will release them with functioning power laces in 2015, the same year the future sequences of Back to the Future Part II were set. Hatfield said, "Are we gonna see power laces in 2015? To that, I say YES!"