Designer Tinker Hatfield recently spoke about the new design at The Agenda (lifestyle trade show) in Long Beach, California, and said that Nike will finally release the self-lacing Nike AIR Mag sneakers featured in Back to the Future “sometime this year”. According to the patent, here’s how it will work: “A set of straps…can be automatically opened and closed to switch between a loosened and tightened position of the upper. The article further includes an automatic ankle cinching system that is configured to automatically adjust an ankle portion of the upper.” Continue reading for more pictures and information.
“Nike already manufactured 1,500 pairs of the model minus the power-lace technology in 2011 and sold them to benefit a Parkinson’s charity in Fox�s name. In this test run of the model, the soles, heels and a Nike logo lit up thanks to LED lights and batteries,” according to My Modern Met.