They’re finally here. The shoes you have dreamed about wearing since you’ve watched “Back to The Future”.
The Nike MAGS, the shoes most Nike fanatics have been dying to wear specifically for their self lacing power laces. Yes, that means you no longer need to take the measly 10 seconds out of your day to tie your shoes.
The new shoe will be featuring a brand new integrated technology that will lace itself and have you on your way in no time. Nike’s Tinker Hatfield has had this shoe in the works for almost 30 years, making this release one of the biggest in Nike’s history.
“Although the project started as science fiction, we’re now proud to turn that fiction into art,” Hatfield wrote in a handwritten letter to Michael J. Fox.
This unique innovative shoe will only be raffled off in a lottery. In order to receive a ticket for this lottery, you must make a donation to the Michael J. Fox foundation.
The initial price for the shoes was estimated to be above $4,000 but now that the shoe is officially being released, shoe fanatics are expecting that price to be doubled.
So it’s no wonder shoe collectors are willing to pay thousands of dollars on this unique futuristic shoe considering that they may not even be selected to have the chance to even buy it.
Many are asking “So how do the power laces work exactly?” Well it’s actually a lot easier than it looks.
“I think the self-lacing shoes are pretty cool. It’s amazing how advanced todays technology is. Now, if you ask me if they’re worth getting, personally I would say yes, only because I personally collect shoes,” said Joziah Eugenio, a Delta student who is excited about the release.
When putting on the shoes, before enhancing the top strap with the word “NIKE” across it, you reach down and press a green button that will tighten down the laces and comfortably fit around your foot. A red button next to the green button will loosen up the laces, when pressed down.
I think the bigger question is, will other brands take the initiative and use this technology to create their own version of their “Back 2 The Future” style shoes? I guess that’s something we’ll all have to wait on and see.