Since Back to the Future 2, one of the most amazing pieces of wearable tech has been the those phenomenal Nike Power Laces. Back in the 90s, it seemed like nothing more than a dream for us too technically challenged to keep our shoes tied for any length of time. Which is why some of us wore Velcro laces even though Biff Tannen made fun of us and beat us up for it.
Dream no more my fellow Marty McFly wannabes. Tinker Hatfield, one of Nike innovation chief has announced that the show would hit the market in 2015, but declined to give any other info. Marketing stunt or not, Nike has listened to the public to coincide with the timeline in the movie where we saw them for the first time.
A few years ago, Nike actually filed for the patent for the power lace technology. Not much longer Nike auctioned off 1,500 pairs for the Michael J. Fox foundation (to fight Parkinson’s Disease)
It should be noted, while doing a bit of research for this famous show, a china wholesale site is selling them for about $250. Buyer beware.
Source – Coolmaterial