Inspired, Bevin ran a successful Kickstarter campaign to turn Power Laces into a consumer product. Now, just in time for Marty McFly's arrival in the future, her small team is finally ready to begin shipping the shoes out for beta testing. "It's definitely taken a long time," Bevin says. "We want to get the hardware out there so we can start shipping to our backers." Beta units of the Power Laces will begin shipping in limited, made-to-order batches this month, at a price of about $250. Bevin hopes to use feedback from the beta testers to improve the hardware and release a final, cheaper consumer version in under a year.