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Self-lacing Nikes from Back to the Future II may become a reality!

08.28.2010

Being that it's the 25th Anniversary of the original BACK TO THE FUTURE, there's been lots of news and fun stuff popping up all over the web of late in celebration of the classic film and series. And now it looks like Nike wants in on that...

MSNBC is reporting that the popular footwear company has filed a patent for a self-lacing shoe that resembles the sneakers from BACK TO THE FUTURE II that practically everyone and their mothers wanted.

According to the patent, "the automatic lacing system provides a set of straps that can be automatically opened and closed to switch between a loosened and tightened position of the upper. The article further includes an automatic ankle cinching system that is configured to automatically adjust an ankle portion of the upper." So essentially, it'll work the same way as seen in the movie. Heavy!

This also means that there will need to be some sort of power supply in the shoe itself. Apparently, the patent reveals that Nike is trying to figure whether to go with either a USB or mini-USB port to charge the sneaker's on-board battery. Crazy.

Extra Tidbit: Only five more years till BACK TO THE FUTURE II's future. I want my five-second Pizza Hut pizza right now, dammit!
Source: MSNBC

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11:38PM on 08/29/2010

well you definitely cant get these wet!

this is pretty cool news, but I don'think I'll buy the first batch that comes out cause I guarentee there will be problems with them! Like they cut the circulation off to your feet, and you have to cut them off with a knife! LOL! Kids will be getting mugged for their shoes more than ever now!
this is pretty cool news, but I don'think I'll buy the first batch that comes out cause I guarentee there will be problems with them! Like they cut the circulation off to your feet, and you have to cut them off with a knife! LOL! Kids will be getting mugged for their shoes more than ever now!
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6:53PM on 08/29/2010
For Fuck's Sake
For Fuck's Sake
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3:31PM on 08/29/2010
I always wanted the fruit tray that springs down from the roof. Marty got fired through Skype haha.
I always wanted the fruit tray that springs down from the roof. Marty got fired through Skype haha.
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2:33PM on 08/29/2010
Yeah, I agree with everyone else: gimme a call when the hoverboard is ready.
Yeah, I agree with everyone else: gimme a call when the hoverboard is ready.
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8:52AM on 08/29/2010
I'll take two pairs and a hoverboard please!
I'll take two pairs and a hoverboard please!
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1:03AM on 08/29/2010
...and once the novelty wears off, you realize you're just a lazy son of a bitch.
...and once the novelty wears off, you realize you're just a lazy son of a bitch.
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10:50PM on 08/28/2010
someone beat Nike to it. [link]
someone beat Nike to it. [link]
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3:46PM on 08/28/2010

Fuck Nike

They're going to have a hard time finding 3rd world children with IT degrees.
They're going to have a hard time finding 3rd world children with IT degrees.
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9:55AM on 08/29/2010
Sigh at all the thumb downs I've already received. So sorry to interrupt your online fantasy geekdom with a dose of unfortunate reality.

Fuck Nike, fuck their silly ass shoes YOU HAVE TO PLUG IN, and fuck every willfully ignorant douchebag that supports evil corporations like them.
Sigh at all the thumb downs I've already received. So sorry to interrupt your online fantasy geekdom with a dose of unfortunate reality.

Fuck Nike, fuck their silly ass shoes YOU HAVE TO PLUG IN, and fuck every willfully ignorant douchebag that supports evil corporations like them.
3:04PM on 08/28/2010
Power laces, all right! Now where's my Pepsi Perfect?
Power laces, all right! Now where's my Pepsi Perfect?
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12:46PM on 08/28/2010
Holy Shit. I will but those damn shoes if they come out to the public. I actually think they looks pretty soft in the film. I wanted them when I was younger but knew they didn't exist.
Holy Shit. I will but those damn shoes if they come out to the public. I actually think they looks pretty soft in the film. I wanted them when I was younger but knew they didn't exist.
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12:04PM on 08/28/2010

"Now who's going to eat all that?"

"Oh, I will!"
"Boy oh boy mom, you sure do know how to hydrate a pizza."
"Fruit? Fruit please. RETRACT!"
"Oh, I will!"
"Boy oh boy mom, you sure do know how to hydrate a pizza."
"Fruit? Fruit please. RETRACT!"
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11:33AM on 08/28/2010
I WANT MY HOVERBOARD!
I WANT MY HOVERBOARD!
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8:47AM on 08/28/2010

Extra Tidbit

I have been dreaming about that shit for years.

Also, this article made me realize I haven't worn a pair of shoes with laces in like 8 years...
I have been dreaming about that shit for years.

Also, this article made me realize I haven't worn a pair of shoes with laces in like 8 years...
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8:36AM on 08/28/2010
Power laces! All right! I want several pairs.
Power laces! All right! I want several pairs.
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7:28AM on 08/28/2010

Must have!

As long as they look as cheesy and future 80s' as the movies I will buy them no matter how much.
As long as they look as cheesy and future 80s' as the movies I will buy them no matter how much.
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5:52AM on 08/28/2010

BACK TO THE FUTURE ...

... trilogy is a classic.
... trilogy is a classic.
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5:40AM on 08/28/2010
Cool! Power Laces! Sign me up for a pair!
Cool! Power Laces! Sign me up for a pair!
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