- The Washington Times - Friday, January 9, 2015

Nike is in the research and development stages for a new type of shoelace that ties itself — just the style worn by Michael J. Fox’s Marty McFly character in “Back to the Future Part II” in 1989.

He wore them on the same type of shoes that Nike mocked up and started selling in 2011 — their MAG model. Now the shoemaking giant is trying to develop the self-tying laces, too, USA Today reported. They’re hoping to do it by Oct. 21, 2015, the date that Mr. McFly traveled to in the movie, the news outlet said.

Designer Tinker Hatfield discussed Nike’s plans for the “power laces” at a trade show in Long Beach, Calif., several media outlets reported.

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