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XPacArmy
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Since: 13.5.03
From: Woodbridge, VA

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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.00
"Back to the Future"-branded self-tying Nike sneakers are finally on their way

The shoemaker listens to the fans and goes retro futuristic.

Listen, about the hoverboards: It's just not going to happen. No matter how many jokey comments you make on Facebook and Twitter about only having four years left to get the "Back to the Future" toys into production, the fact remains that those things are physically impossible and don't even work on water. But while you won't be getting your hands on a hoverboard any time soon (or ever, most likely), you can still kick it like McFly with some Nike Mag high-tops.

The news broke over the course of the day yesterday, with Slashfilm covering the entire affair. Speculation kicked off when "Back to the Future" producer Frank Marshall started hyping a "Back to the Future" announcement on Twitter. Then, TechCrunch revealed that Nike was holding an event in LA tonight and was hinting at the existence of the Nike Air Mags.

In the original "Back to the Future Part II," the Mags would automatically tighten themselves around your foot, in addition to looking exactly like what someone in 1985 would expect 2015 sneakers to look like. Apparently, Nike finally broke the code on how to make sneakers tighten themselves up, and patented the technology last year.

Unfortunately, there's no word yet on where you can actually get the Nike Air Mags, how much they'll cost or even how the hell they work. But while you start pegging your jeans to properly show off the new kicks, you can get an early look at them with the video below:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZ6SkdkXjAQ&feature=player_embedded





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Since: 26.3.03
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They are NOT self-lacing and you probably won't get to own a pair. (gizmodo.com)

Bummer, man. But, it's for a good cause, and it will be fun to see Michael J. Fox unveil them on Letterman.



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Cerebus
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Since: 17.11.02

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Totally pissed the fuck off.

This special event announcement is being made, literally, 10 minutes away from me so I get over there to the hotel Montalban on Vine Street here in Hollywood and there's no way I'm getting in.

I'm here, I'm an actual fan of the film not a hipster jackass like all these other people. Why can't I eat cake!

It starts at 8:30 so I'm going back over there to try again, I'll dress up nicer and not wear shorts.

I'll post results later.



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Since: 11.5.03
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http://cache.gawkerassets.com/​assets/​images/​4/​2007/​08/​mcfly.jpg

How difficult would it have been to get the color of these new shoes to match up to the original ones in the movie?

(edited by Kevintripod on 9.9.11 0435)




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Have you seen the current prices? IT DOES NOT MATTER.



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Since: 28.2.02
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http://youtu.be/3yiSdjwi_bg

(embed wasn't working for some reason)

Great Scott! Christopher Lloyd is old! Also, how many "OUTATIME" license plates has that DeLorean lost over the years?



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