Every person who ever watched “Back to the Future Part II” walked away thinking of one thing: self-tying sneakers.
In the 1989 film, Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) traveled to the year 2015, where he got to do all kinds of cool futuristic sh*t like ride hoverboards and travel via jet pack.
But one of the best gadgets imagined in the film was the pair of self-lacing kicks McFly strapped on before taking the future world by the balls.
When 2015 rolled around and our closets still lacked those badass kicks, some of us were understandably disappointed. Turns out, we just hadn't waited long enough.
Today, Nike unveiled the world's very first pair of self-tying sneakers, modeled almost exactly after those portrayed in the movie.
The announcement came on a significant date: October 21, 2015 was the day Fox's McFly arrived in the future.
Nike designer Tinker Hatfield announced the shoe's upcoming release in a letter to Michael J Fox, a photo of which the actor tweeted earlier today.
In the letter, Hatfield wrote,
Almost 30 years ago we embarked on a journey to create a glimpse into 'the future.' Although the project started as science fiction, we're now proud to turn that fiction into fact. As the first, most celebrated wearer of the Nike Mag, we wanted you to be the first to receive a living pair.
Hatfield also hinted sales from the Nike Mag shoes will benefit Fox's own The Michael J Fox Foundation, which helps fund research for Parkinson's disease.
The high-tech high-tops are slated to officially drop some time next year. For now, check 'em out below.
The letter I received from Tinker today. Thanks @Nike pic.twitter.com/UIolXrkUVC — Michael J. Fox (@realmikefox) October 21, 2015
This is real. This is today. Coming spring 2016. cc: @RealMikeFox@Nikepic.twitter.com/KPswXNojvA — michaeljfox.org (@MichaelJFoxOrg) October 21, 2015