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Nike finally make those self-lacing Back To The Future sneakers a reality [pic]
Posted by on Sep 9th, 2011

I’m not much of a sneaker (takkies to you locals) fan, but there is an entire subculture of people who will no doubt get a boner after hearing the news that Nike has finally created the self-lacing sneakers worn by Marty McFly in Back To The Future 2.

Nike are only making 1500 pairs of the Mag sneaker and they are being auctioned on eBay with the proceeds going to charity.Very admirable and what not, but is it just me or does anyone else think that wearing these will make you look like a 10 year old?

You can put them right next to your collection of Crocs, Ed Hardy t-shirts and Power Bracelets.

“The upper of the shoe is made of reinforced mesh. The outer sole is lined with LED panels that’ll light up just like all futuristic shoes imagined in the 80’s should (we’re not talking corny LA Gear shoes here, people). The Air Mag is rechargeable and will stay lit for 5 hours. There’s also a electroluminescent Nike logo in the strap. It’s pretty much the exact replica of the pair of shoes Marty McFly famously wore with a few slight tweaks to add more support and comfort. [Gizmodo]

Moonboots and any shoe with flashing lights are not for me thanks. I’ll stick with my regular plain old Puma’s.

[thanks Dean]

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