Nike To Debut Marty McFly’s Self-Tying Power Lace Sneaker From Back to the Future 2 In 2015
We’re going back to the future once more!
Nike has announced that the awesome self-tying sneakers rocked by Michael J. Fox‘s character Marty McFly in Back to the Future Part II will become a reality in 2015. Ironically, it’s the same year the sneakers were invented and available in the classic 1989 film.
Designer Tinker Hatfield confirmed the impending arrival of the power laces during an event at Jordan Brand’s Flight Lab space in New Orleans. “Are we gonna see power laces in 2015?” Hatfield told sneaker site Sole Collector. “To that, I say YES!”
Nike was first inspired by Back to the Future in 2011 when they released a replica of the high-top sneaker in the form of the Nike Air Mag. At the time, only 1,500 pairs were manufactured for charity to benefit The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research (MJFF). With celebrity fans like Tinie Tempah, Kid Cudi and Soulja Boy, the eBay auction raised over $4.7 million.
“The enthusiasm this project ignited, and the funds and awareness the shoes generated for Parkinson’s research, are both humbling and inspiring,” Fox said in 2011 of the collaboration. “Our Foundation is truly grateful to Nike for this unique partnership that brought Back to the Future fans, sneakerheads, and the PD community together in the quest to eradicate Parkinson’s from the space-time continuum. Creating a future without Parkinson’s requires the involvement of many. Thanks to Nike and everyone who took part in this incredible event, our ranks have grown exponentially.”
Take a look at the power laces in action below. Are you ready to cop a pair of the self-tying sneakers when the future becomes the present in 2015?