Shoemakers Put Back-To-The-Future-Style Kicks On Kickstarter
Canadian shoemakers say they've come up with a "Back to the Future"-style self-lacing shoe, and designers believe its success lies in its simplicity.By Cliff Judy | November 18, 2014
Oh, Michael J. Fox and your kicks. Look what you started with your promise of flying cars and self-tying shoes by 2015. That's almost here, you know.
Have no fear, Back to the Future fans. A group of Canadian shoemakers say they've pulled off the shoes part. They now need some startup cash, but they've still pulled it off.
Powerlace Technology hopes its self-lacing shoe will raise $650,000 on Kickstarter over the next two months. Designers believe the shoe's potential success lies in its simplicity. Stepping on the heel tightens the laces.