UPDATE: Back to the Future trainers unveiled as ebay only limited edition of 1500 – NO power-laces!
[ORIGINAL ARTICLE 8/9/11]
There was a time called ‘the 80s’ when the year 2015 seemed so far into the future it was practically the stuff of sci-fi. Gadgets and technology which escaped man’s reach at the time appeared on the big screen, fuelling the imaginations and aspirations of a generation. To be fair, it’s been pretty disappointing to reach a new millennium to find that many of those promises are broken, but Nike are doing something to remedy our shattered dreams..
In 1989, we were treated to ‘better-than-the-original’ time-travel sequel to Back to the Future – Part II. Set in 1985 and 2015, we saw more of those examples of gadgets we could only dream to own. From what we know we’re not much nearer to a hover-car but trendy shoemaker Nike is teasing that one of the items seen on screen will be coming our way sooner than we think.
In a new viral video hitting the social web today, we see “Marty’s closet” full of the very same self-lacing light-up boots that Michael J. Fox’s BTTF2 character Marty McFly sports in the year 2015 and 4-years ahead of movie timeline these are expected to become reality in coming months.
Nike is said to be presenting the Air Mag footwear at a press conference later today and event invites are ‘signed’ by Doc. Emmett Brown himself which seems to suggest so – along with the news that Nike actually did file a patent on these badboys last year – it seems one of our childhood fantasy must-haves will soon become more than imagination.
We can’t wait to see these boots in action – throw in a Hover-Board and we’ll be one step closer to the future we were promised more than 20 years ago!
Nike has officially unveiled the Air Mags accompanied by another eyewatering teaser video, but our overwhelming excitement has been crushed by two factors: Firstly, The Back to the Future Air Mags are an ebay exclusive, with a limited edtion of 1500 pairs up for auction. And most disappointingly of all they even don’t come equipt with power-laces!