Remember those self-lacing sneakers in Back To The Future Part II?! Well, they may become a reality thanks to Nike!!
Nike has filed a patent for these high-tech sneakers, and hopes to start selling them soon....
“The automatic lacing system provides a set of straps that can be automatically opened and closed to switch between a loosened and tightened position of the upper. The article further includes an automatic ankle cinching system that is configured to automatically adjust an ankle portion of the upper. Slip a switch, and the shoe tightens as if you just pulled and tightened conventional laces. The switch activates a motor that rolls or unrolls a spool of wire distributed throughout the shoe. When the spool reels in the wire, the shoe tightens along axis supported by various rods.”
Lazy people are gonna love these!!