The shoes also have a built-in weight sensor — which some have speculated could give it compatibility with hoverboards.
Hatfield seemed to announce the shoes last February, telling a press conference in New Orleans: “Are we gonna see power laces in 2015? To that, I say YES!”
Nike has actually made the MAG high-tops before — though without the crucial self-tying laces. They were auctioned with the proceeds ($6 million, or an average of $4,000 per pair) going to the Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.
Tinker talks Nike MAG 2015 release with Power Laces at #AgendaEmerge.
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Indeed, the shoes themselves could help those with motor disabilities, and so aren’t all an attempt to copy the technology of Back To The Future. Fans launched a successful Kickstarter project to launch a version of the shoes in 2010, noting that the shoes could be useful as well as exciting.
Source : Nike’s self-lacing Back to the Future trainers are coming this year, Thursday 08 January 2015 ( http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/nikes-selflacing-back-to-the-future-trainers-are-coming-this-year-9964242.html )