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Power laces for Marty McFly's Nike Air Mag shoes are coming next year

By Shawn Knight ยท 14 replies
Feb 17, 2014
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  1. Nike's 2011 release of the iconic Air Mag shoe featured in Back to the Future II was bittersweet for sneaker enthusiasts and fans of the trilogy. The limited-edition kicks were nearly identical to those worn by Marty McFly but they...

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  2. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,757   +1,149

    6 grands?! Jesus efing christ... I bet you see those on delorean conventions =P
  3. p51d007

    p51d007 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,893   +1,168

    Fool, meet money, soon to be departed.
  4. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,286

    This has got to be one of the most pointless, let alone stupidest thing I've ever seen yet Nike will no doubt sell them all.
  5. For fans of the movie things are totally different.
  6. alex23

    alex23 TS Rookie

    Stupid is the one who pays the price, not the one who asks for the price.
  7. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 14,691   +3,847

    It doesn't take anywhere near this money or features in a pair of sneakers to make me very happy.

    For less than $20.00, I'll nurse a pair for 5 years or so. They really stink after about year two, but I live alone, and the cats don't seem to mind.

    And as for self tying laces? Well, that's why on the 8th day, our corporate father, who art in Delaware, E.I Dupont, created Velcro, which works perfectly.
  8. KrisPL

    KrisPL TS Rookie

    yup velcro will do and well for stink, you can try silver in spray, it did wonders to my old stinking shoes killing all the bacteria inside and leaving it almost like a fresh pair - and there are also socks which never stink, so you can get both and say goodbye to that odor ;]]]]]
  9. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 14,691   +3,847

    This reminds me of a line from the film, "Gidget", ("girl in midget"), from about 50 years ago. (Sandra Dee played the original part). Gidget was sort of a small town girl, and she turned to someone and said, "did you know they have stuff to take the stink off people without washing". (He of course replied, "well, I reckon I did")......[​IMG]
  10. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,757   +1,149

    Good, more offtopic out of captaincranky.

    Btw those socks that never stink I think are made out of bamboo, also there are copper threaded socks that will kill bacteria also killing the stink.
  11. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 14,691   +3,847

    Not really. The topic was sneakers. Old sneakers stink. Velcro is way cheaper than paying for some dumb lacing machine. Granted, you won't be the first kid on your block to have \Velcro closures. But to the upside, you'll still have your six grand. (At least if you ever had it in the first place)...:p

    BTW, since the topic was, "sneakers", how would you explain your discourse on socks? I'd explain it as, "off topic".

    If I stayed directly on topic, my post would be, "who ***ing cares"? Followed by, "what manner of imbecile would pay $6000.00 for a pair of sneakers. There's really not much to add after that , is there?

    Just to provoke some additional thought about "copper socks", did you know that copper and brass alloys are what turn your fingers green from cheap jewelry? Think how reactive elemental copper would be in the presence of foot sweat.

    Spend an hour playing an acoustic guitar sometime, and wipe the strings off when you're done. The rag will have all shades of blues, greens, and black directly in line with the string pattern.

    There must be some trick to this you're not telling us.:confused:
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2014
  12. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,757   +1,149

    Did you know that hospitals are actively using copper because of their antimicrobial properties?


    CHEAP jewelry, you said it yourself, cheap alloy.


    You know... don't make me do all the work, you could always google too
  13. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 14,691   +3,847

    "Veni, Vedi Googled".........
    Actually, there's isn't a terribly big surprise here. It appears one form of copper sulfate has been used for years as a fungicide: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copper(II)_sulfate Pay particular to the term , "Bordeaux Mixture", under the "Uses". (That's something I'd heard of years ago, but forgotten). I have no immediate need of something that cures grape rust, while living in the ghetto...:D

    You have to expect copper, and copper alloy based fixtures, (as outlined in your links), would require a fair amount of upkeep. Picture if you will, a butler in coat and tails, polishing brass doorknobs.

    In any event, I would anticipate that your copper laden socks, would be a non-bleach whites, as chlorine, (a "halogen" element) would likely react with copper vigorously

    Was the one link enough? Or should I have included the several others I found about "verdigris", (the greenish powder that forms on exterior copper and bronze).

    I thought that would be way too far off topic, so I said to myself, "f*** it", he'll have to research that himself......:p
  14. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,757   +1,149

    You must mean like the kind of mainteinance you do washing everyday socks, unless you are stinky enough to use the same socks for a couple of days, or maybe the kind of mainteinance of hospitals on the other side.
  15. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 11,208   +4,877

    I bet they would only last 3 months and some mechanical malfunction would have you spending another 6 grand. It's a good thing they only made 1500, meaning they were not made to be worn. Also meaning stench would not be a factor. Also meaning these shoes will one day be sold for $6 million.

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