Nike Patents Auto-Lacing Sneakers

Who doesn’t remember Marty McFly’s power lace-up Nike kicks from the fictional year 2015?

Well, the scene must’ve had a lasting effect on Nike, because as the real year 2015 approaches, the company has filed a patent for an automatic shoe-lacing system that eerily resembles the one scene here:

Editor’s Note: Isn’t the movie clip considered prior art and thus the patent should not be issued?

Via: HolyKaw

Photo by USPTO.

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