The Future Is Now: Power Laces A 2015 Reality [VIDEO]
In September of 2011 we told you that Nike was making the future happen with one of the best examples of life imitating art we've ever seen. With a limited run of only 1,500 pair, the Nike Air Mags sold for a combined total of $5.6 billion dollars. The only problem with the shoe that owners complained about was that the show lacked the power laces as seen in the movie 'Back To The Future Part II'.
Last year an announcement was made by Tinker Hatfield, the designer of the 1988 movie prop and the 2011 shoe, that power laces would in fact be a reality in 2015. However it was unclear if the technology would be married with the Air Mag from the movie, or a totally new shoe design. Yesterday, footwear website soulcollector.com confirmed that power laces would be released with the shoe that brought the idea to life, the Nike Air Mag right here in the future! Uh, 2015... you know what I mean!
But that begs the question, how much will they cost? There were only 1,500 made in 2011 that sold for $5.6 billion dollars (That's 3.7 million per pair). But a lot of that went to the Michael J. Fox Foundation as they were sold auction-style. In September of 2011, a pair listed on eBay for $6,000, and those didn't have power laces. How much would you pay for the real deal? A pair of genuine 2015 Power-lacing Nike Air Mags! Do we have a starting bid?