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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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