Nike files patent for powered auto-lace shoes

Remember staring in wonder as Marty McFly's Air Mag's? Nike does, and soon, they may just let you have a pair.

Nike has filed a patent at the World Intellectual Property Organisation for what it describes as a 'automatic lacing system'. This can then be translated into 'awesomely cool things on our feet'.

Powered by what appears to be a powerpack within the shoe, they would automatically tighten themselves around the foot when a button on the side of the shoe is pressed. Its application is actually surprisingly logical, for walking shoes and heavy duty boots the feet need fully surrounding support which these automatic straps would provide.

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Of course, we care more about their uncanny resemblence to the shoes from Marty McFly's second outing, which can only be a good thing. With the patent describing a lighting system as well expect to be raving out in the dark sporting your very own pair of Nike Air Mags. Fingers crossed they follow this one through.

Will you be hoping for Nike to make these self-lacing wonders? Let us know on Facebook or Twitter.

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