Hold on to your hoverboards. Nike has filed a patent on some technology that takes us right back to 2015: self-lacing sneakers that tighten or loosen your kicks just like the ones McFly donned in Back to the Future II.
Perhaps self-lacing is a stretch. To quote the patent filing: “The automatic lacing system provides a set of straps that can be automatically opened and closed to switch between a loosened and tightened position.” Meaning they will have cinching straps rather than actual laces. But let’s not mince words here, because these are awesome shoes.