Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

Nike Files Patent For Auto-Lacing Shoes


Good morning. I'm Linda Wertheimer.

Fans of the 1989 film�"Back to the Future II"�may recall when Marty McFly - played by Michael J. Fox - travels to the year 2015. He tries on a pair of Nike shoes that lace themselves with the push of a button. This week, folks on the Internet discovered Nike's applied for a patent on a pair of real-life auto-lacing shoes. No word yet on hoverboards.

It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

NPR transcripts are created on a rush deadline by an NPR contractor. This text may not be in its final form and may be updated or revised in the future. Accuracy and availability may vary. The authoritative record of NPR’s programming is the audio record.