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Nike rolls out self-lacing shoes

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Nike unveiled the HyperAdapt 1.0 at a news conference in New York Wednesday. The shoe use sesors and an app interface to automatically tighten and losen based on the wearer's preferences. (Nike) Nike unveiled the HyperAdapt 1.0 at a news conference in New York Wednesday. The shoe use sesors and an app interface to automatically tighten and losen based on the wearer's preferences. (Nike)
NEW YORK (KPTV) -

A pair of shoes fans first saw in “Back to the Future II” could soon be available to buy.

Marty McFly first wore his self-lacing Nikes in the 1989 movie while visiting the then-future of 2015.

The Beaverton-based company revealed the Nike HyperAdapt 1.0 at a huge event in New York Wednesday.

Designed in part by the legendary Tinker Hatfield and an entire team of engineers, these shoes don't disappoint.

Nike says it's the first performance vehicle for its latest platform breakthrough, technology the company calls adaptive lacing.

The shoe uses digital, electrical and mechanical engineering. When someone steps in, their heel will hit a sensor and the system will automatically tighten.

There are also two buttons on the side to tighten or loosen the laces so the wearer can make adjustments until the fit is perfect.

This isn't the first time shoes like this have been seen.

Last October 21, which was the day in the film where Mary McFly, Doc Brown and Marty’s girlfriend Jennifer travel to the future, Michael J. Fox actually got a prototype pair.

Fox also posted a picture on social media back when he got them, along with a letter from Hatfield.

Hatfield ended the letter with, “P.S. if my calculations are correct your pair should be with you shortly.”

The inventors behind the shoe don't plan to stop here. In fact, they say it's just the first step.

They hope that one day they will invent a shoe that could sense when you need to have the laces tighter or looser depending on the activity at that moment.

The shoes will be available to members of Nike+ at the beginning of this year's holiday season. They will come in three colors, but there is no word yet on a price.

To become a member of the Nike+ service, visit Nike.com.

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