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How Nike’s self-lacing shoe was created, in six questions

Marc Bain
How Nike’s self-lacing shoe was created, in six questions

There’s a quick but memorable moment in the 1989 movie Back to the Future II where Marty McFly, an American teenager transported decades forward to 2015, encounters a futuristic pair of Nike hightop sneakers. He slips his feet into them, and to his amazement, they automatically cinch, the laces tightening around his feet. For a…