Get excited, nerds – 2015 is shaping up to be a year to remember for “Back to the Future” fans. Not only is this the year that Marty McFly and Doc travel to in the original film, the franchise is slated to celebrate its 30th birthday in style with the announcement of a self-lacing shoe inspired by 1989’s “Back to the Future II.”
Tinker Hatfield, the Nike designer who created the original sneaker for the film, confirmed that the product should be on the market by year’s end, but couldn’t get more specific on a release date. According to sneaker blog Nice Kicks, Hatfield warned that there’s still “11 and two thirds months left in 2015,” so fans shouldn’t hold their breath to be self-lacing by springtime.
The McFly-inspired fashion is a variation on the 2011 Nike MAG sneakers, a replica of the “Back to the Future II” prop with modifications that make them accessible to the masses. “Power laces” will function with a weight sensor built into the shoe, saving you exactly twelve seconds every morning and making you feel at least twice as cool.
Hey, it’s not a hoverboard, but baby steps, right?