Nike Unveiling BACK TO THE FUTURE Self-Lacing Sneakers?

     September 7, 2011


Back to the Future producer Frank Marshall set off a flurry of speculation today when he tweeted:

“Something big is coming soon. Can’t say anything yet. No one should know too much about their own destiny. #BTTF”

Great Scott!  What could it be?  A sequel?  A remake?  Luckily, it’s nothing quite so drastic as anything my imagination came up with, but something pretty neat nonetheless.  Nike sounds ready to unveil the self-lacing sneakers they patented back in August 2010.  Nike sent out an invitation to a very lucky few for an event tomorrow night that promises “an unveiling that could change the course of time.”  The contents of the package also included the futuristic glasses Doc Brown sported in Back to the Future II as thinly veiled clue about what to expect.  To confirm, Marshall followed up with a tweeted link to a new commercial titled “McFly’s Closet,” populated by hundreds of pairs of the shoes.  Watch the clip after the jump.


Sneaker bloggers Nice Kicks [via Badass Digest] kindly shared pictures of the glasses and the invitation.



Finally, here’s the scene where Marty McFly tries on the sneakers in the year 2015.  Starting tomorrow night, you can look that cool!

  • IllusionOfLife

    I have nothing more to say besides DO WANT!

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  • Nathan

    I never wear Nike’s anymore. But these I have to have!

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  • michael scott

    those shoes aren’t supposed to come out until 2015 so i don’t know what all the fuss is about

    • matt

      Just because he is wearing them in 2015 does not mean they cannot come out a few years earlier.

      still waiting patiently for a hoverboard announcement

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  • FILMfan

    Whoa, this is heavy.

  • elikias

    I wonder how many people will be betting on the Cubs to win the 2015 World Series.

    • J.R.

      I betting on that one two my friend it says the beat Miami so there are two teams *Florida Marlins National League and Tampa Bay Rays( so for the world series it has to be Tampa vs Chicago, 2015 the Cubs will win the world series!! i will go to Wrigly with my nike shoes and hopefully my Mattel Hoverboard LOL!


    An absolute must have.. where can I buy them?.

  • Old Soldier

    This is as funny as a screen door on a battleship!

    • SuperSeanski

      Why don’t you make like a tree, and get out of here.

  • J.R.

    YES!! i am getting one of those for sure.
    Please do make the Hover board real!! were getting old and it will be difficult to ride in of them for sure by then

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  • Foster the People

    “All the other kids with the pumped-up kicks, you better run, better run, outrun my gun.”

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  • sense 11

    Must Have Them NOW

  • mil

    They don’t auto-lace…

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  • zupidstombies

    What about the self-drying, auto-fit jacket?

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