Air Mags

Now that it’s 2015, it seems as if a myriad of companies are scrambling to ensure the elements of 2015 in ‘Back to the Future II’ are an actual reality. Hendo Hoverboards, who fine-tuned the hoverboard last year, recruited Tony Hawk to test out their levitation devices. The Slovak company AeroMobil just released a video showcasing their flying car prototype in action.

Last week, Tinker Hatfield, a top designer at Nike, revealed that the Nike Air Mag, the self-lacing shoe Marty McFly sports in the movie, will be a reality in 2015.

Hatfield made an appearance at the Agenda Trade Show in Long Beach where he guaranteed that the Nike Air Mag with power laces will be actualized in 2015. Hatfield didn’t give an exact release date, telling the crowd that he still has “11 and two-thirds months left in 2015.”

Back in February 2014, Hatfield assured the public that Nike Mags would soon be available, stating “Are we gonna see power laces in 2015? To that, I say YES!”

According to the patent, the shoe would have a weight sensor in the sole, along with a control device and a strap moving mechanism to self-lace.

A version of the Nike Mags, without power laces, were released in 2011. 1,500 pairs were auctioned on eBay with the money going to the Michael J. Fox Foundation.

Nice Kicks has an informative video of the Nike Mag. Take a look!

Sources: Nice Kicks ; Nike Mag Patent Papers