Nike announced this week that it will finally release for retail sale its self-lacing shoe. The concept shoe has been in the works for a while, and as far back as that famous Back to the Future II scene when Michael J. Fox’s character in the movie, Marty McFly, travels to the future with Doc Brown to 2015, and he finds himself in a pair.
The sneaker utilizes digital, electrical and mechanical technology to create an ideal fit and, as Nike emphasizes, eliminate the distraction of tying one’s shoelaces. A sensor in the heel triggers a tightening system, with two buttons on the side of the shoe able to adjust the tension, Sports Illustrated reports.
In celebration of the upcoming shoe, the Graphiq Team created a timeline of iconic Nike sneakers since the 1960s. Included are Air Jordans, Dunks, the Cortez, and more.
Fox actually tested out the shoe last October 2015: