While hoverboards and the multichannel big screen seem to have fallen by the way side, the self-lacing sneaks from Back To Future might soon be coming to a retailer near you.
Nike’s 2009 patent filing for a self-lacing shoe recently surfaced and it seems to be a splitting image of the shoe in the movie, right down to the method of lacing (the button at the heel you see in the image).
It also seems to have a lighting system, again like in the movie, to give your shoe a cool, LED glow.
It’s all up in the air whether this will become a real product or not but I for one hope it does. It will be likely though that this will be a limited edition ultra-expensive shoe but seriously, would you actually risk scuffing a vintage retro-futuristic piece of consumer art?
Now how about that jacket Marty McFly (or his son) was always wearing?
via WIPOFiled Under: Design News, Toys