Tinker Hatfield Confirms That There’s Going To Be A Self-Lacing Nike Air Mag Sneaker Released This Year
When the Nike Air Mag sneaker was officially released back in 2011 through a series of charity auctions, there were a bunch of sneakerheads who did everything in their power to try and get their hands on a pair. Ultimately, the Nike Air Mag ended up being way too expensive for the average person, and celebrities (and people with a lot of extra money lying around) were the only ones who were able to pick up a pair. But if you missed out on the opportunity, don’t worry. You might still be able to grab a pair of Nike Air Mags soon—and this time, the sneakers will be even better than they were the first time around.
The year 2015 is the year that Marty McFly and Doc Brown traveled to in the movie Back to the Future II. So in honor of that, legendary Nike designer Tinker Hatfield just announced that he’s working on a pair of self-lacing Nike Air Mags that are going to be released sometime this year. He made the announcement during the Agenda Emerge event in Long Beach, Calif. and said that, while there’s no official release date for the sneakers scheduled just yet, there are “11 and two-thirds months left in 2015,” meaning he still has plenty of time to get the self-lacing sneakers ready. He didn’t say how the sneakers are going to work or what people can expect from the new Nike Air Mags. But now that the cat is out of the bag, you can be sure that additional details will be released sometime soon.
Now for the bad news. Considering how limited the last run of Air Mags was, we wouldn’t necessarily count on landing a pair of the new Air Mags. We’re sure they’re going to be super exclusive. But if you want to look at the situation from a positive standpoint, the good news here is that Nike is developing a self-lacing system in the Air Mag that could conceivably be used in other sneakers in the future. So who knows? Before long, maybe your Air Force Ones, Dunks, and Air Maxes will self-lace themselves just like the Air Mag is going to.
Stay tuned to see what the self-lacing Air Mag looks like and how it works. Hopefully, we won’t have to wait “11 and two-thirds months” to find out.