Nike’s Self-Lacing Sneakers From ‘Back To The Future II’ Are Real
Yes, that’s Back To The Future star Michael J. Fox in a pair of self-lacing Nikes that he says will be available for the public in Spring 2016. No price has yet been released, but the announcement fulfills years of rumors and hopes from fans of both the film and the shoe company.
While Back to the Future gave the design some retro-future chic, there are real, practical applications for self-lacing kicks. Shoes that lace themselves are great for people with disabilities, who may have trouble tying their shoes. Michael J. Fox himself suffers from Parkinson’s, and a letter from Nike that Fox tweeted out earlier today says money from the shoes will go to Fox’s foundation to fight Parkinson’s. That’s one condition we’d love to leave in the past.
In the meantime, there are DIY instructions for those who don’t want to wait until 2016 to live in the future.