Powerlace sneakers auto-lace without the pesky batteries and motors

It’s about time the prophecy of Back to the Future came true. Well, it’s 2015, and the hoverboard seems far away, but thankfully, we do have those sweet auto-lace shoes from Nike. As much as Nike’s idea does look like that in the movie, it’s more desirable to do that auto-lacing thing better. That’s exactly what the Powerlace sneakers intend to do. It looks like a regular shoe, and has a solid auto-lace mechanism that does not depend on motors, batteries, and springs.

Bird Inspired Shoes Have Heels Like Bird Feet

These bird inspired shoes take up the mantle of going from a tad strange to a whole new level of weird. The range starts with shoes that have slightly weird shape and bird claw-like heels. Then the range progresses into shoes that look increasingly like a bird, until you run into a shoe where you would feel like you’re shoving your foot into a taxidermied bird.

Right on Time: Nike Will Release Marty McFly’s Power Lace Shoes in 2015

According to Back to the Future 2, 2015 is just the right time for Marty McFly’s self lacing shoes. Nike did launch lookalike Nike MAGs in 2011, but they did not include the power lace. Now they say the technology is finally available, and could very well be put into production in 2015. Hopefully, we’ll have the hoverboards as well.

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