Update, 2 p.m. PT: Video of Michael J. Foxis now on Twitter.
Besides hoverboards and time machines, the most-wanted piece of tech from "Back to the Future: Part II" is probably the self-lacing Nike Mag shoes Marty McFly sports when he arrives on October 21, 2015, in the movie.
We got some good-looking, but they didn't lace themselves.
Get ready for your futuristic sneaker dreams to come true. Nike PR director Heidi Burgett sent Twitter into flux with a confirmation of the shoes' arrival in New York:
The first pair of self-lacing Nike Mag shoes is in New York City.— Heidi Burgett (@heidiburgett) October 21, 2015
The excitement really ramped up yesterday when Nike posted a rare tweet (the company typically has a sparse Twitter feed on its official @Nike account) reading "@realmikefox see you tomorrow." Michael J. Fox, of course, played Marty McFly in the movies.
Back in January, Nike designeron making the self-lacing shoes a reality.
It's been pretty much radio silence since then, with the exception of a brief moment when fans thought a sneak peek at the shoes had leaked on Twitter. That incident turned out to be just a.
We still have a lot of unanswered questions. It seems likely the shoes will be revealed today, but the reference to a "first pair" makes it sound like they might not be ready for mass production. Even if it's just a demonstration or protoype pair of kicks, "Back to the Future" fans will be thrilled to see them in action.