Science may have dropped the ball when it comes to flying cars, but those fancy Nike sneakers with the power laces are going to be a real thing that you can buy.
Last February Nike’s innovation chief, Tinker Hatfield, promised that power laces would happen in 2015—the same year that they appeared in the film. Speaking at a recent trade show, he confirmed that the Nike Air Mags complete with power laces will, in fact, drop this year.
Naturally, he was mum on exact release dates and pricing.
Nike first started teasing the shoe back in 2011 with promotional videos of the sneakers followed by a filing for power lace patent. They also auctioned 1,500 pairs of Mags (without power laces) as a fundraiser for the Michael J. Fox foundation which works on finding a cure for Parkinson’s Disease.
So, now we have to wait as much as 11.5 months to get our hands on a pair of Air Mags, unless someone has a heavily modified DeLorean we could borrow.