Marty McFly’s Air Mags are pretty much some of the coolest sneakers in film history. They look stylish and have more bells and whistles than most footwear. Of course, the most awesome extra feature of the Back to the Future shoes was the power laces. And guess what? Nike designer Tinker Hatfield says they’re happening in 2015 (the same year as the shoes in the movie). For real.
Hatfield was asked about the power laces during an appearance at the Jordan Brand’s Flight Lab. Sole Collector reports:
“Are we gonna see power laces in 2015? To that, I say YES!” said Hatfield.
Yes, it is amazing news. Hatfield didn’t state which specific kind of shoe the power laces will appear on, but come on – it’s power laces.
(Sole Collector via Gizmodo)
This costume t-shirt looks just like the jacket Marty McFly wore when he traveled to the year 2015 in Back to the Future. The only difference is the little logo on the pocket and that this one won’t automatically resize to be a perfect fit.
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If you’ve ever considered dressing like Back to the Future’s Marty McFly but didn’t want to track down the puffy red vest, you’re saved! You can go the ultra easy route and just buy a costume t-shirt – it’s almost time for Halloween after all. The t-shirt matches Marty’s clothes and all you have to do to sell it is add a hoverboard. Bonus points if you can find a DeLorean.
Check out the back of the shirt after the break.
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We’re all time travelers—we just do it one second at a time. Speaking of time, this shirt is only going to be on sale through today, so jump on it while you can (because we still haven’t figured out that whole traveling to the past thing).
Product Page ($12)
As you probably recall, several members of the Back To The Future cast had to don lots of makeup to look older for the “present” ’80s portion of the movie. Reddit user Native-New-Yawkah posted the above comparison of what the actors looked like with the “aging” movie makeup to make them look 30 years older versus what they actually look like having genuinely aged around 30 years since the movie was made.
All-in-all, it looks like the makeup people were pretty accurate.
Ok, Science Fiction Theater is on tonight so I have to go now. Going to skip the Enchantment Under the Sea Dance to watch it. I have my priorities, thank you.
Save the clock tower, Doc!
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(Jim Sylvia via HWT)
A Back to the Future and Doctor Who mashup? The 10th Doctor? Only $11? You definitely can’t pass this one up. Better hurry though—the deal ends tomorrow!
Product Page ($10/Today Only)
The Doctor Who/Back To The Future mash up can now be yours in t-shirt form. It’s pretty cute, and available in multiple colors.
I like the license plate
Product Page ($26 via shirtoid)
You don’t need to be the owner of a DeLorean to appreciate this new Back to the Future t-shirt from Super7! The flaming 88 is a fantastic representation of the critical speed one has to hit to activate the flux capacitor and travel through time.
Product Page ($30 via Shirtoid)
Ready to experiment with some electronics? MAKE has a kit for you that produces a cool watch with a big laser cut acrylic case. As one reviewer put it, this time piece is the “flux capacitor of watches”. I can definitely see the resemblance.
From the product description:
Solder:Time is an easy to solder real time watch kit with a unique laser cut acrylic casing. Four individual acrylic parts are cut to fit the internal PCB, battery and switch perfectly. Includes a velcro wrist band. After soldering the Solder:Time, the watch is built by stacking the acrylic parts with the PCB and holding it together with the included screws.
Sounds like the perfect project for a beginner. Happy soldering and time traveling!
Product Page ($24.50 via Make Zine)