“It appears that an inspired-by version of the Official Shoes of Wired’s Gadget Lab, the Nike McFly 2015’s, will be made available by the end of July and will be renamed as the Nike Hyperdunks. I know what you’re thinking (Chicken, McFly!), but get a hold of yourself. They won’t include the awesome air-pressurized auto-lacing mechanism from Back to the Future II.
Instead, the shoes will include so-called ‘Flywire technology,’ which is really PR-speak for the latest and greatest of ultra light materials. They sport the same high-ankle boot style of the original movie, and will be available in late July.
But while it’s cool to know that a version of the shoes will become available, there’s one thing about this development that’s a bit bothersome: Kobe Bryant is the main spokesman for the sneaks.
Kobe is not only one the most hated players in basketball, but someone who has been described by various people as ‘shady,’ ‘unprofessional,’ and ‘selfish.’ Why would they want to weigh down the possible awesomeness of these shoes with bad karma? Bryant already wore a few pairs of the shoes in a game during the NBA Finals, and big surprise, lost the championship.
Admittedly, we’re a bit possessive of the McFly shoe and only want to see it in its ideal future form. And yes, Kobe has actually redeemed himself as a person and a player in recent years. Perhaps, having the similar design of the shoe available now might inspire a gifted DIY’er to create the self-lacing mechanism to finally create the shoes as they were meant to be”