Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Real Life Back To The Future Shoes: One "Step" Closer

Kayne West's new album came out yesterday, which should be notable to design geeks for two reasons:
  • The album art is by the highly entertaining Japanese pop artist, Takashi Murakami.
  • Takashi's art features the Kayne Bear rockin' a pair Back To The Future II sneakers.
That's right, the very same self-fitting sneaks worn by Marty McFly in the year 2015. These sneakers have recently been brought to public attention by Project McFly 2015, a grassroots campaign launched by two brothers (the awesomely named Michael and Charles Maloof) who want Nike to produce a line of these shoes. Why? Uh, cause it'd be awesome?

Patents and Deloreans after the jump...

Nike has held the patent on the the shoes since 1990, so the prospect of them producing a real life edition is not so far fetched. It'd be easier than a hoverboard, anyway.

Having these shoes appear on Kayne's album should give Project McFly 2015 a huge boost in terms of public awareness. Lest the casual viewer miss the footware's origin, the interior artwork helpfully places the bear next to the Delorean.If you've spent this whole article envying that cartoon bear, head over to the Project McFly 2015 site and do your part in making these shoes a reality, preferably before the year 2015.

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