A perfect way to end "Back to the Future Day" - Michael J. Fox tries on the self lacing Nike MAG shoes. Only took 26 years to make it real. ... This is great, by the way.

 

 

Ever notice, everything truly cool in movies becomes reality?



 

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UPDATE: From the patent application, the shoes work by a motor, through gearing and a drive belt, pulls the "laces" tight. The laces are represents by a triangular sheet, cut into straps. Sort of like pull blinds up and down. Thanks MCB1 for the patent link.

 

Image above pulled from the patent application.

 

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