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Trainer fetishists and time travel enthusiasts rejoice! According to NiceKicks.com, a website dedicated to sneakers (or trainers, or whatever you call them), Nike have filed a patent for a shoe with an automatic lacing system, extremely similar to the pair worn by Marty McFly in 'Back to the Future Pt.II', set in the year 2015.

According to the patent (filed in February 2009), the shoes have 'three lighting devices' which are associated with 'an automatic fastening system'. What's even cooler is that they'll come with their own power supply system, which looks much like the hoverboard used in the same film. It's undisclosed whether they'll make the satisfying 'ssszzzup' noise that Mcfly's Nike Air Mags do (see the clip below).

See a design of the new Nikes - and see them in action - after the jump... Trainer fetishists and time travel enthusiasts rejoice! According to NiceKicks.com, a website dedicated to sneakers (or trainers, or whatever you call them), Nike have filed a patent for a shoe with an automatic lacing system, extremely similar to the pair worn by Marty McFly in 'Back to the Future Pt.II', set in the year 2015.

According to the patent (filed in February 2009), the shoes have 'three lighting devices' which are associated with 'an automatic fastening system'. What's even cooler is that they'll come with their own power supply system, which looks much like the hoverboard used in the same film. It's undisclosed whether they'll make the satisfying 'ssszzzup' noise that Mcfly's Nike Air Mags do (see the clip below).

However, this isn't the first time Nike have released a pair of 'Back to the Future Pt.II' style trainers. Although back in 1989, when the film came out, people actually thought the auto-lace trainers were real and it took Nike until 2008 to release the Hyperdunk Supreme, a shoe specifically based on the movie version (except for the lacing system). Fans quickly renamed this shoe the Air McFly.

It remains to be seen whether we can expect more BTTF2 features to become reality soon, such as the release of Jaws 19 (complete with holographic shark posters) or the Hoverboard. Like the Nike Air Mag, audiences at the time believed Hoverboards to exist because director Robert Zemeckis had joked that they did but were commercially unavailable due to parental safety concerns.

Here's the design for the new Nikes (or see the full version HERE):



Watch Marty McFly and his Nike Air Mags in action: