Yesterday Nike announced that their self-lacing shoes, made popular by the Back to the Future II movie, would be made a reality and that the star of the movie, Michael J. Fox, would be the first to wear it. As we had speculated, it looks like the shoes and Fox have made an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live, showing off how the shoes work in the process.
Basically from what we can tell, since neither Fox nor Kimmel dived too much into the technology of how it works, basically there are buttons on either side of the shoe that when pressed, will basically tighten the shoes so that they won’t slip off the wearer. This is versus the laces actually lacing themselves up, but it’s still pretty damn cool all the same.
Like we said, Fox is the first person to have received these shoes and if you’re hoping to get your hands on them, you might have a hard time doing so. Nike will be putting them up for sale in the spring of 2016, however they will only be available via an auction meaning that if you don’t plan on bidding for them, you might miss out on the chance to own them.
Proceeds from the auction are expected to go towards the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, so know that if you were to bid on them, your money will be going towards a good cause.
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