GREAT SCOTT! “Marty McFly” Nike Air Mag Release?

Nike Air Mag According to the World Intellectual Property Organization?s website and Dime, Tinker Hatfield and his boys at the Nike Innovative Kitchen have filed patent papers for a shoe with an automatic lacing system, such as seen on the Nike Air Mag from Back to the Future II.

If this technology is to be used in the form of a Marty McFly inspired sneaker it would be the definition of game changer; the perfect intersection between performance and nostalgia. The movie was set in 2015; is a Nike Air Mag “Marty McFly” release on the horizon? Stayed tuned to Nice Kicks for more info!

Check out more photos of the shoes, the lacing system, and the charging system below.

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Nike Air Mag Lacing System

Nike Air Mag ?Marty McFly? Lacing Components

Lacing System Patent

Nike Air Mag ?Marty McFly? Fastening and Lighting Detail

Lacing System Patent

Nike Air Mag ?Marty McFly? Electric Components

Lacing System Patent

Nike Air Mag ?Marty McFly? Inner Component Detail

Lacing System Patent

Nike Air Mag ?Marty McFly? Function Diagram

Lacing System Patent

Nike Air Mag ?Marty McFly? Touch Closure

Lacing System Patent

Nike Air Mag ?Marty McFly? Charging Stand


  1. sneakerhead me says:

    is this a joke

    1. Seth"The Gold" Smith says:

      Is this a question

  2. Wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!!! This will be like the new Jordans (altho im kinda off that), erryyyyyybody gonna be HAWKING to get these! Ppl been wanting them REAL McFly's since '85!!!

    1. jordan23945bulls says:

      ghetto ass u are .eww

      1. HighFive says:

        "Uppidy" ass you are. Who are you GOD? Dont judge cuz' when it comes to it your not s*** and wont ever be s***, so fall back on the ghetto comment. You sound ignorant.

        1. HighSoleciety11 says:

          Take your own advice…don't judge!

  3. Them joints are ugly, y'all can have em.

  4. emmanueLabor says:

    start saving your $$ now…you have a lil under 5 years…the campouts and re-sell is gonna be CRAZY!

  5. @nicekicks says:

    I thought I would never say this, but I could actually wait 5 years for a shoe if this is the one.

  6. these things look like they are going to come with a 2 year contract from AT&T

    1. moemoefresh says:

      HAHA nice lol

      1. I actually love the idea of this shoe coming to life however it raises like a few questions………Like lets say you rock em to the club and some chick is sweating you hard and you go to her place for the night but you forgot your charger and your battery died……………. Does that mean you wont be able to get them off your feet? Will it come with car charger? and last and most important Does this mean we will get the matching jacket that fits all and automatically dries itself or am i asking too much?

    2. dcast says:

      or at least a warranty. not even joking

  7. SpankMeL8er says:

    i cant even imagine…price is gonna be crazy, hype is gonna be even crazier, im just not that type of sneakerhead. the shoe game is starting to look real commercial.

    1. @nicekicks says:

      you think it's a commercial move? IMO it seems like Nike knows their market and giving the people what they want. Can't get more grassroots than that.

    2. anon says:

      "the shoe game is starting to look real commercial."

      Yeah, because it's only now that nike is a billion dollar corporation… Not that they were before this patent…

    3. Tommy Cola says:

      Dude, "Starting to look real commercial"? It's a multi-billion dollar industry, not sure there's much else on the planet that could be more commercial.

  8. @nicekicks says:

    Price is definitely a discussion. Seeing as how many people were spending $700+ on the Hyperdunks, I honestly don't see these having much trouble selling for $400 or $500. I mean, think of the number of people that paid more for the Yeezys even…

    1. champ22 says:

      why you had to bring up the yeezys man!!!….*goes to walk in closet…stares at empty space where yeezys would goes*

  9. mikedestructive says:

    I'd travel for these…through time, even.

  10. eric says:

    no more creativity in the sneaker game, these things look like air force X tims fusions. i wouldnt be surprised if herbs hype these ugly moon shoes

    1. iBathingApe says:

      You even know what these are and the history of these shoes? GTFO with that ish.

      1. BillCollektr says:

        hahaha that guy is clueless….kids these days will be thinking the Mags are Yeezy knockoffs haha

    2. dcast says:

      go sport your fusions at the mall, child please.

      1. Levi Jr. says:


        1. @KiXcRAZY says:

          Calm down w/ that your a child you rock fushions, because im 14 and got het out the rear.
          And i know what theses are and the history about them.

  11. dr. orthotic says:

    boy, if they do release, this would be right up the hypebeast's alley. I can just picture re-sale prices costing thousands of dollars on ebay right now.

  12. Quest Ion says:

    LOL, I was just watching this movie last night (nick@night marathon). They'll be amazing only if the technology is done properly. It has to look seamless and, above all, sexy. Unfortunately, I see more cons than pros:

    1) You have to charge them? So, would you have to carry a charger with you everywhere you go, just in case? Lame.

    2) They charge at the sole? Sooo, try not to get them too dirty? What about water? Stay away from the puddles, kids! LOL.

    Other than that, these shoes are drool-worthy!

    1. Tsmith says:

      Just Like Hover Boards, Power Laces Don't Work on Water!

    2. samer says:

      no need for recharge … use the walking/running energy to recharge the batteries

  13. Dbc says:


    I was wondering if nike was going to do a 2015 release with these considering when II was set. If so, it gives them plenty of time to perfect these. Anything less than perfection will be a disappointment. Glad to see they might include the nike bag/case.

    Better start saving now, EASILY $450 retail. unfortunately I see a VERY limited release of these….like 500 limited. : /

    1. bob says:

      that's the charger. lol.

      1. dcast says:

        yeah i know…still a mode of transport though

  14. HollywoodC says:

    These gunna be $1k minimum.

  15. iBathingApe says:

    oh. my. god. I've been waiting for these. Ah it's needs to hurry up and be 2015!

  16. SOLE23 says:

    wow…please release these in general quantity!!

    1. dcast says:

      highly doubt it.

      maybe online only. with a minimum $ reservation

    2. h3hashemi says:

      no that ruins it if youre a true collector youll get shoes you like no matter what the release.

    3. shomari says:

      thats not going to happen.

    4. dr. orthotic says:

      i doubt it too. with all the machinery involved in the shoe, they would have to sell them at highly limited numbers. It ain't like selling a blender.

      1. JSK says:

        None of you seem to understand economics.

        If they want to make their money back on these they have to be

        a) mass produced with a general release so more people cop them

        b) way over-priced to cover the research and development costs that these are bound to accumulate and the cost of the tech's hardware.

  17. mints says:

    It looks like I need to make sure I keep a friendly relationship with my local shop owners and work on establishing relationships with people in bigger markets. If they were to come out, they will be mine.

    1. dr. orthotic says:

      so in other words, you're gonna kiss some ass

  18. EricFresh says:

    If I didn't love back to the future i would never consider these,,,if I'm going to throw down for these sure to be pricey joints I am going to need a delorean to complete the look. Maybe i'll just try and find a DS pair of the David Robinson 180 pumps…

  19. kurtis says:

    !!!!!! Big jacket, fishing chair and a few days camping for these I think!

  20. patrick says:

    a shoe with a charging station? lame

    1. h3hashemi says:

      well after kicking a s s all day in these shoes theyll prolly need a bit of juice