Nike is working on Back to the Future power laces for 2015

Back in 2011, Nike launched a pair of sneakers called the Nike MAG (see the photo above), which looked exactly like the pair worn by Marty McFly in Back to the Future II.

According to Sole Collector, 1,500 pairs were auctioned on eBay, raising a whopping $6 million for the Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.

But although the Nike MAG sneakers looked just like the pair Marty wore in the movie, there was one thing missing: the awesome, self-tying power laces.

Well fear not Back-to-the-Future-loving, shoe-lace-hating sneaker fans, because according to Nike’s top designer, Tinker Hatfield, the power laces could well be a feature on new Nike shoes sometime next year.

Sole Collector writes that at the Jordan Brand’s Flight Lab space in New Orleans earlier this week, when asked about the Back to the Future shoe technology Hatfield replied:

“Are we gonna see power laces in 2015? To that, I say YES!”

Sneaker fanatics are wondering whether the laces will be added to a new version of the Nike MAG or an entirely different shoe altogether, but all we want to know is whether Nike will provide us all with a free hoverboard with every purchase?


Becca Caddy