Back to the Future: Nike's great 'feet' in Manufacturing
9th January 2015
Released in 1989, the time-travelling classic 'Back to the Future Part II' was partly remembered for Nike's interpretation of a then futuristic 2015 trainer. The illuminated self-tying shoe was on every kid's Christmas list that year - and it didn't even exist yet... until now!
In an almost masterful marketing effort, Nike has decided to meet their forecasted 2015 delivery date for the mechanical footwear. A marvellous feet feat in engineering, the ground-breaking shoe will be a limited edition release which is sure to be met with massive demand.
The company have filed patents for Marty Mcfly's automated kicks, which have a button on the side to activate the 'Power Laces'. Much of the machinery to allow the shoes to tie themselves up is built into the bottom of the shoes, using a series of wheels and motors. The shoes will also have a built-in weight sensor - which some have speculated could give it compatibility with hoverboards.
'Back to the Future' may have wrongly predicted airborne automotives for 2015, but whilst human engineering may limit our day-to-day transport to being fixed firmly to the ground, why not do it with the latest fad in Manufacturing excellence?
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