We’ve seen some extremely DIY auto-lacing sneakers, but it looks like the big boys — Nike — have thought about getting in on the game as well. Patent filings which occurred in early through late 2009 show off an automatic lacing system that is pretty reminiscent of Marty McFly’s invention in Back to the Future II.
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With all the arguments over the last few days about dates in Back to the Future, I think we all need to take a step back. I’m fairly certain any fan of the movies is impatiently waiting for Self Lacing Shoes and they’re almost here! Sure, they’re not very practical but it’s a start, 2015 is still 5 years away. Next up: hoverboards! Come on Mattel!
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