In 1989’s “Back to the Future Part II,” Michael J. Fox’s character Marty McFly sports high-tech sneakers that feature self-tying laces. In the film, the year is 2015. According to Sole Collector, that’s the same year Nike says it will introduce a shoe with similar “power laces.”
A limited number of Nike Air MAGs, replicas of Mary McFly’s high tops sans power laces, were sold on eBay in 2011. Proceeds benefitted the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. No word yet whether the 2015 laces will be introduced on MAGs or on a new shoe model.