WASHINGTON — In the 1989 movie “Back to the Future II,” Marty McFly wears shoes with self-tying laces — just one of the technological advances in the far-off year 2015.
Well, that’s next year, and sure enough, that’s when Nike will introduce self-tying “power laces.” USA TODAY reports that Nike designer Tinker Hatfield has confirmed the idea to the sneaker site Sole Collector.
It’s unclear whether the power laces will be introduced with the Nike Air MAG, which Nike introduced in 2011 as an exact replica of the high-top sneakers worn by McFly (played by Michael J. Fox), but without the power laces. They auctioned off 1,500 pairs to benefit Fox’s foundation for Parkinson’s research.