Nike Touts 'Back to the Future Part II' Inspired Power Laces in 2015
Back in 2011, some lucky fans had the chance to buy some extremely limited edition shoes called Nike Air Mags, inspired by the shoes from Back to the Future Part II. However, the only down side was that those shows didn't have power laces as they appeared in the sci-fi sequel. But the good news is that it's not the year 2015 yet, so there's still time. And while it doesn't look like we'll have flying cars or hoverboards by then, Sole Collector (via Gizmodo) says Nike designer Tinker Hatfield was recently asked about the prospect of actual power laces hitting shelves sometime soon, and his response was way more than positive.
When asked about power laces arriving, Hatfield enthusiastically said:
"Are we gonna see power laces in 2015? To that, I say YES!"
He didn't specify when power laces would be released, but it would be fitting if Nike unveiled them for release in 2015. Though it stands to reason that 2015 wasn't necessarily the first year those shoes were available in the Back to the Future universe, it would just make sense with marketing. And considering only 1500 people were able to get ahold of those special Back to the Future Part II shoes, at least getting a real pair of shoes with power laces will be a nice consolation prize. Now if we can just get that hoverboard.