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  • 18 February 2014, 10:16

Nike Back To The Future Trainers 'Out In 2015'

Back To The Future-style self-lacing trainers are set to become a reality in 2015, according to a Nike designer.

Tinker Hatfield said the company was working on power laces like those worn by time-travelling teenager Marty McFly in the classic film series.

He told trainer news website Sole Collector: "Are we gonna see power laces in 2015? To that, I say yes!"

Back To The Future II, set in 2015, includes a scene where McFly, played by Michael J Fox, slips on a pair of Nike High Tops that adjust automatically to his feet.

The company applied for a patent for "automatically lacing trainers" in 2010.

A year later Nike produced illuminating trainers based on those worn by McFly - the Nike Mag.

A total of 1,500 pairs were auctioned off to raise money for the Michael J Fox Foundation, raising £3.4m ($5.7m).

Fox has Parkinson's and his organisation funds research into the disease.

Among those who bought the shoes were UK rapper Tinie Tempah - who spent £24,000 ($40,000) to own the first available pair - and fellow musicians Kanye West and Kid Cudi.

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