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Old 09-08-11, 09:54 AM
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Nike to Release Back to the Future II Shoes with Power Laces?

I'm sorry if this belongs in Movie Talk instead. Nike is holding a press conference tonight in LA to potential unveil a shoe based on Marty McFly's BTTF II sneakers.

Taken from this article on Cinema Blend:

There are very few reasons to be freaked out by a Tweet. Easily one of the lowest forms of communication, Twitter is typically used for little more than making dumb jokes and commenting on the weather. Today, however, producer Frank Marshall sent out a message that shook a lot of movie fans to their core:
"Something big is coming soon. Can't say anything yet. No one should know too much about their own destiny. #BTTF"

Immediately people began imagining the worst: sequel or remake. Hell, even I sent a message back to Marshall saying "Please don't." Fans began racking their brains for how the Tweet could be seen as a positive thing, but with both the trilogy being released on Blu-ray last year and the first film recently having a run in theaters, most were coming up empty. It turns out that it may be something amazing.

Remember that scene from Back To The Future Part II? Well, now the Nike Air Mag may become a reality. Nice Kicks, a blog about sneakers, recently posted about a major event being held by Nike in Los Angeles. Upon traveling to the California city and checking into his hotel room, he received a box from the shoe manufacturer containing a pair of Doc's futuristic sunglasses and an iPod nano with the message, "Welcome to Los Angeles. If my calculations are correct, over the next 24 hours you are about to see some SERIOUS SH*T!" Further supporting the theory, NBA player Kevin Durant recently Tweeted, "I need some new shoes. Any recommendations? Think, McFly, think. #BTTF".

Could this be it? Is it possible that by 2015 power laces will be all the rage? Only time will tell. In the meantime, I'm going to hop in my DeLorean and catch a screening of Max Spielberg's Jaws 19.


If this is true I think my inner child is going to force me to buy a pair no matter how ugly/expensive they may be.
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Re: Nike to Release Back to the Future II Shoes with Power Laces?

Did you know hoverboards are real?
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Re: Nike to Release Back to the Future II Shoes with Power Laces?

That article makes no sense. Is it about shoes, or movies? What are power laces?
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Re: Nike to Release Back to the Future II Shoes with Power Laces?

Great, one more item I have to remember to recharge.
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Re: Nike to Release Back to the Future II Shoes with Power Laces?

I wanted a pair as a kid and I still would totally buy a pair today. Those shoes are still badass.
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Re: Nike to Release Back to the Future II Shoes with Power Laces?

Any chance someone will also make the self drying jacket with automatically adjusting sleeves?

Shit, I'm still waiting to buy a hoverboard and a flying Delorean.
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Re: Nike to Release Back to the Future II Shoes with Power Laces?

I shudder to think what would happen should these things malfunction, or if a pet/baby gets a hold of one.
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Re: Nike to Release Back to the Future II Shoes with Power Laces?

Originally Posted by Michael Corvin View Post
I wanted a pair as a kid and I still would totally buy a pair today. Those shoes are still badass.
me as well, but if you are wearing them you have to walk around with your pockets turned inside out
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I'm in.
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Re: Nike to Release Back to the Future II Shoes with Power Laces?

Ya know, if events in BTTF II are to be true, they're going to have to make, like, four new Jaws movies a year until 2015. I...I'm starting to think it may not happen.
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Re: Nike to Release Back to the Future II Shoes with Power Laces?

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That article makes no sense. Is it about shoes, or movies? What are power laces?
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i'm in.
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Re: Nike to Release Back to the Future II Shoes with Power Laces?

I'll buy one just for the novelty of it. Provided they're not absurdly expensive, of course.

Now someone make a frickin' hoverboard already!
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Re: Nike to Release Back to the Future II Shoes with Power Laces?

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I'll buy one just for the novelty of it. Provided they're not absurdly expensive, of course.
Well, about that . . .

Rumor is that Nike made 1500 pairs that they are auctioning off on eBay with all proceeds going to the Michael J. Fox fund. I'd have to imagine that'll send these babies up into the 5 figure range. Oh well. Best we can hope for is the demand on eBay is so high that they decide down the line to actually produce the shoes for retail sale.
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Re: Nike to Release Back to the Future II Shoes with Power Laces?

...I'd like to see the mechanics on such a shoe. And of course to see them really do what they did in the movie. Just for the hell of it.

Never loved the movies. Some were good though.
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Re: Nike to Release Back to the Future II Shoes with Power Laces?

I too will pick up a pair assuming they're not extremely overpriced (which is almost a given).

Nike did do a "McFly" edition of the Air Yeezy (Kanye's shoe) a year or two ago -- those were quite limited (and quite expensive too).
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Re: Nike to Release Back to the Future II Shoes with Power Laces?

I think watching the demo of them lacing up will be about as much as I need out of this.
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Re: Nike to Release Back to the Future II Shoes with Power Laces?

According to the site Sole Collector, there will be 1500 pairs of these produced. They will be auctioned off on Ebay, 150 a day for ten days.

All proceeds will go to the Michael J. Fox Foundation.

Of course, I don't know how much of this is accurate, since there has not yet been an official press release from Nike (that I have seen).

http://solecollector.com/Sneakers/Ne...e-Information/
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Re: Nike to Release Back to the Future II Shoes with Power Laces?

^ Yeah, looks like we'll find out tonight. It's cool they're having fun with this -- here's the package that went out for tonight's press conference w/ Tinker Hatfield:



When Nike gives you a call at midnight, you know it’s something good. With just a few hours notice Nike flew me out to LA for “a big announcement.” When they won’t tell you what it is until you get there, you know it’s something bigger than a new colorway of Dunks.

Upon arriving in the room, I found a box waiting for me with an iPod Shuffle with a personal message from Dr. Emmett Brown:

“Welcome to Los Angeles. If my calculations are correct, over the next 24 hours you are about to see some SERIOUS SH*T!”

Inside the box was an invite from to “IT’S ABOUT TIME…an unveiling that could change the course of time” as well as metal shield glasses.

The table of goodies that included mid 80′s candy, Throwback Pepsi (forumla from 1985), and a copy of Back To The Future all but confirmed the suspicions.

About a year ago we shared with you these documents of the Marty McFly Nike Air Mag shoes registered with the US Patent Office.

It looks like we’re getting closer to 2015 than we thought!







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Re: Nike to Release Back to the Future II Shoes with Power Laces?

Probably got the info from Twitter, the bastion of all correct information in the world.
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Probably the laces will be based on the BOA system.
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That's Mexican Pepsi. Can pick it up in any local Wegmans. Tastes like crap compared to Mexican Coke btw .... To think last week I was joking with my friend that Pepsi should make a product called "Pepsi Perfect!"

I'd buy those glasses and shoes in a second if available to the general public.
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All that cool shit in the box and they gave him a DVD?
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It should have been a laserdisc.

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