29 Oct '14, 5pm

Nikes With Power Laces, Just in Time for Next Year

“Although the self-lacing shoes appeared to be complicated technology, with remote controls and small motors, designed specifically for the film, Bob Gale explained in the commentary to the second film that the special effect was actually quite simple. The first shot was of Marty putting on the shoes and placing his feet on the ground. For the second shot, the prop shoes were bolted to a platform made of fake asphalt, with the laces running down through holes. On cue, a stagehand would pull the laces tight and a light would switch on, illuminating the Nike logo. Electronic sound effects were added later to complete the illusion.”

Full article: http://hackaday.com/2014/10/29/nikes-with-power-laces-jus...

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