Back 2 The Future, Brought Into The Future... September 7, 2010 20:18

I haven't bought a new pair of Nike's in a long while (BOO)

The footwear giant are plotting to go back to the future.

News has it the giants have filed a patent for “automatic lacing sneakers” reminiscent of the kicks that Marty McFly wore in Back to the Future Part II.

The patent that was filed in 2009 states that the automatic lacing system would provide a set of straps that can be automatically opened and closed to switch between a loosened and tightened position with the press of a button near the heel. In the 1989 classic, McFly travels to the year 2015, so Nike isn’t too far off from making the movie a reality if the patent is approved.

I like the concept, just not the design...