According to Sole Collector, on February 14, Nike designer Tinker Hatfield proclaimed, “Are we gonna see power laces in 2015? To that, I say YES!”
That’s right, folks. Power laces! Remember those Back to the Future II inspired shoes they released in 2011 called Nike MAGS? Well, no word on whether that’s going to be the shoe that auto-ties, so it could be a more generic looking pair rather than an exact Marty McFly match. Still, I’d be hard pressed to complain either way.
Basically, when I saw this, my heart skipped a beat. Has the future already arrived or are we back to it? God knows I won’t be able to afford a pair of the futuristic kicks, but just knowing they’re out there brings me a great deal of pleasure.
As a Back to the Future fan since my early childhood, I have long awaited the technology that was presented in the second installment. What this brings up, for me, is the idea that the dreamlike, dystopian future I’ve always looked forward to is actually coming to fruition. Will North Face release an auto-adjustable, auto-drying jacket with accordion sleeves? Will Razor come out with a hover board scooter?
All I really want in life is to eat a dehydrated pizza with my auto-tying sneakers propped up on my coffee table while watching Jaws 19 and sipping out of a soda bottle with a built-in straw. Is that too much to ask?
If you end up landing yourself a pair of these shoes, where you’re going, you don’t need roads. You need a sidewalk or a shopping mall instead, because those babies need to be showed off. I can’t say that I won’t hate you for it, but as my grandmother always says, “haters gonna hate.”
[Source: Sole Collector]