Remember the Hendo hoverboard that got many Back to the Future fans jumping for joy last year? Now, Nike is racing against time to produce the same self lacing sneakers that is seen in the movie, Back to the Future. According to the Nike’s innovation chief Tinkler Hatfield, the shoes will come around “11 and two-thirds months left in 2015,” which means 2 months after Marty McFly arrives in 2015 according to the movie chronology.
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Nike has already patented the design, and will have a limited release with LED equipped shoe design minus the self lacing technology for the Micheal J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research back in 2011. The effort raised US$6 million.
However, Nike is keeping mum about the pricing and actual release date so far. It is often said that art often imitates life, but in this case, it is the reverse. Is it practical or not? Some people might feel it is just too complicated for a simple task.
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