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Team Makes Back to the Future II Inspired Self-Lacing Shoes

 |  |  |  |  November 22, 2020

By hite

Tying your shoes: what a hassle. You think you did it right but they always come untied or end up in knots. Well, now the team at YouTube channel Hacksmith Industries has created a pair of self-lacing shoes inspired by the Nike MAGs worn by Marty McFly in Back To The Future II. You just press the button on the side, and presto, snug sneakers.

The shoes, which have a bunch of exposed electronics in the soles and look like they’d catch fire if you ever stepped in a puddle, work with a relatively simple winch system that pulls the laces tight as you hold the button on the side. Just don’t go pushing the button for too long or you might cut off your circulation and send all your little piggies to an early grave.

Alternatively, just wear Crocs like I do. Sure they’re still confusing and sometimes you leave the house with them on the wrong feet, but it’s an easy mistake to fix, and at least you don’t have to worry about them coming untied. Shoot, I even wore Crocs to my wedding, although you’d have a hard time telling since my wife cropped all of our photos from the ankles up for some reason. The video below shows off the build, or you can skip to around 10:00 for the unveiling.