Remember those awesome kicks from Back to the Future Part II? You know, the ones that laced themselves up automatically? After seeing this DIY hack, it’s impressive that Nike has actually been working on a design for these shoes.
The DIY hack had the motor hanging off the back, which wasn’t pretty. Thankfully, Nike’s version appears to be much more like what Marty McFly wore. They recently applied for a patent for auto-lacing shoes, which can only mean that these shoes may some day become a reality.
As many sneaker enthusiasts will tell you, the Marty McFly Nikes are vintage gold, so a fully functioning pair with power laces will be super cool.
[via Nike Kicks]