I am a sneakerhead. I have quite a few shoes! I have collected shoes since I was about 4 or 5 years old and I started buying shoes when the Air Jordan first hit store shelves at FootLocker. Currently, my favorite basketball sneaker is the KD 9, today, I’m wearing this particular shoe:
Well, the company I have a significant amount of shoes from, and what most of my kids wear is Nike. I wear Kevin Durant’s, my oldest son wears LeBron’s, my daughter wears Nike slip-on canvas shoes and my youngest son flip-flops back and forth between Kevin Durant’s and Kyrie Irving’s. Also with collecting shoes, I love movies, which if you visit this particular site, you know by now! When Back To The Future Part II hit movie theaters and Michael J. Fox’s character Marty McFly put on those Nike Air Mag’s that are self-lacing. It caused a ripple effect in the sneakersphere. Would those shoes ever be released? Thanks to NiceKicks.com, we have a video history of that particular shoe:
The reason that Back To The Future Part II and those Nike Air Mags are significant, because recently, Tinker Hatfield, the creator of the shoe, created the actual self-lacing Nike Air Mags that were released again earlier this year. There’s even video of Michael J. Fox receiving his shoes from Tinker Hatfield with a letter as well, which you can check out below:
All of this, led up to the E.A.R.L. shoes coming about. What is E.A.R.L.? E.A.R.L. stands for Electro Adaptive Reactive Lacing system. There are pictures below, but make sure to check out the entire WIRED The Design Issue October story and magazine to get the full scope of what is coming from Nike!