Nike is hoping to release real versions of the self-lacing shoes from the sci-fi movie “Back to the Future II” by the end of this year.
Nike designer Tinker Hatfield has announced that the company is striving to release the Nike Air MAG shoes, worn by character Marty McFly when he was transported to 2015.
###”greatest shoes never made”
Described as the “greatest shoe never made” by Nike CEO Mark Parker, the high-top designs that feature in the 1989 time-travel film are equipped with “power laces”, which tighten on their own when feet are placed inside.
Nike filed a US Patent for self-lacing shoes in July 2014, featuring motorized rollers embedded in the soles. These would be activated by a control system that could either be operated using a button on the side or respond to changes in weight, wrapping the ends of the laces around themselves and creating a tightening effect.
The patent for the Power Laces can be viewed [here](http://www.google.com/patents/US20090272013).
Now if we could just get those hoverboards, auto-drying jackets and Pepsi Perfect.