THE WORLD GOT its first glimpse of the Nike Air Mag in 1989, when Marty McFly sported a pair in Back to the Future. In the intervening 27 years, there’s been plenty of speculation about when (and if) science fiction would ever become fact. Then, last fall, Nike casually dropped a bomb: Yes, power-lacing shoes were possible. In fact, not only were they possible, they were actually going to be something you and I could buy sometime in the near future.
Today’s news cycle has been filled with Nike giving clues and hints about the auto-lacing MAG, which was worn in Back to the Future II by Michael J. Fox and celebrates its 30th anniversary today. There’s now official information from the brand, thanks to a press release posted on Nike’s website.
Following the release of the “Wolf Grey” Foamposite this summer, Nike is continuing the use of suede on the upper of the popular silhouette, but this time for a sneaker that is perfect for the fall and winter. The Nike Air Foamposite One “Olive” is a boot-like sneaker that people will surely appreciate for the change of seasons.
Having an extra pair of sneakers on hand can be vital when the situation or weather changes on a dime. For some footwear enthusiasts, switching up what’s on-feet is a mid-day ritual, but it’s not always easy to keep a spare pair around at all times.