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Date: 12/30/10 08:01 AM

68 Responses to Power Laces: New Developments In Tying Your Shoes

  1. Profile photo of madest
    madest Male 40-49
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    December 30, 2010 at 7:25 am
    Link: Power Laces: New Developments In Tying Your Shoes - This kid might be onto something. How many of us have tennis shoes we never tie?
  2. Profile photo of deadlysporks
    deadlysporks Male 18-29
    21 posts
    December 30, 2010 at 8:38 am
    this kid might be makin bank soon
  3. Profile photo of JUGGALETTEx0
    JUGGALETTEx0 Female 18-29
    1380 posts
    December 30, 2010 at 8:40 am
    Those shoes are soo ugly.
  4. Profile photo of Salted_Eggs
    Salted_Eggs Male 18-29
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    December 30, 2010 at 8:43 am
    I never untie my shoes anyway, why would I need this?
  5. Profile photo of bram
    bram Male 18-29
    577 posts
    December 30, 2010 at 8:45 am
    It is ridiculous how happy this makes me.

    I`m crossing my fingers for hoverboards by 2015.
  6. Profile photo of auburnjunky
    auburnjunky Male 30-39
    10339 posts
    December 30, 2010 at 8:46 am
    Too Marty McFly for me.
  7. Profile photo of rammo34
    rammo34 Male 18-29
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    December 30, 2010 at 8:47 am
    I honestly can`t remember the last time I had to tie my shoes.
  8. Profile photo of TheSharpest
    TheSharpest Male 18-29
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    December 30, 2010 at 8:51 am
    Kinda reminded me of Tron for some reason.
  9. Profile photo of Alvida
    Alvida Female 13-17
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    December 30, 2010 at 8:52 am
    as auburnjunky said, these were on back to the future.
  10. Profile photo of Mailbox
    Mailbox Male 18-29
    255 posts
    December 30, 2010 at 8:55 am
    I support the future...cause I like women with glasses and boots!!
  11. Profile photo of basketkase
    basketkase Male 18-29
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    December 30, 2010 at 8:56 am
    whats with the ugly girl at the end
  12. Profile photo of robinm1chell
    robinm1chell Female 18-29
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    December 30, 2010 at 8:56 am
    ok so there was no bulky equiptment but the shoes themselves were bulky. I wonder how big the hidden stuff has to be. can this device be hidden in the sole of a smaller shoe.
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    Quackor Male 18-29
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    December 30, 2010 at 9:08 am
    and this is the real reason we have to take our shoes at the airport
  14. Profile photo of zombunny
    zombunny Female 18-29
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    December 30, 2010 at 9:12 am
    I never realized tying shoes the normal way was such a major inconvenience.
  15. Profile photo of wtmac
    wtmac Male 30-39
    436 posts
    December 30, 2010 at 9:13 am
    Alright its kinda cool to watch it work, but.... Really!?!? Are people this fcuking lazy they can no longer reach down and tie their own shoes?
  16. Profile photo of aquaman1227
    aquaman1227 Male 18-29
    683 posts
    December 30, 2010 at 9:15 am
    Lol! Just like in Back to the Future II!
  17. Profile photo of pizzabob18
    pizzabob18 Male 18-29
    366 posts
    December 30, 2010 at 9:24 am
    Great scott!!
  18. Profile photo of fivezones
    fivezones Male 40-49
    1021 posts
    December 30, 2010 at 9:28 am
    This is why you`re fat, lazy people!
  19. Profile photo of Oystah
    Oystah Female 40-49
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    December 30, 2010 at 9:37 am
    My sister just got a new pair of Callaway golf shoes and they are sort of like this lace-wise. They have a knob on the back of the heel and you just turn it to loosen/tighten the laces.

    I mad jealous of them.
  20. Profile photo of Oystah
    Oystah Female 40-49
    4032 posts
    December 30, 2010 at 9:37 am
    *I am. Grrrrr
  21. Profile photo of fenners1906
    fenners1906 Female 18-29
    61 posts
    December 30, 2010 at 9:39 am
    I don`t even wear trainers but I want some of these so I can pretend I`m in Back to the Future II
  22. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    December 30, 2010 at 9:44 am
    didn`t Marty McFly wear those in BTF ?
  23. Profile photo of auburnjunky
    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    December 30, 2010 at 9:46 am
    LOL Oystah mad jealous of shoes that tie selves.
  24. Profile photo of MisterG
    MisterG Male 30-39
    633 posts
    December 30, 2010 at 10:14 am
    Good to see I wasn`t the only one thinking of BttF II.
    Here they are.
  25. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17514 posts
    December 30, 2010 at 10:22 am
    Gerry: Yes, I do believe that concept was in the 2nd Back to the future movie, as were a self-adjusting and self-drying jacket.
  26. Profile photo of TehTy
    TehTy Male 13-17
    112 posts
    December 30, 2010 at 10:26 am
    It`ll be complete by 2015.
    That, or Back to the future 2 has lied to me.
  27. Profile photo of pumba62
    pumba62 Male 40-49
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    December 30, 2010 at 10:49 am
    just adding to obesity problem or is it a result of it ? fat America can`t bend over anymore !!!
  28. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36835 posts
    December 30, 2010 at 11:21 am
    if these come with a hover board I want a pair!

  29. Profile photo of s0rd3dvis1on
    s0rd3dvis1on Male 18-29
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    December 30, 2010 at 11:26 am
    good but how do you get them off again?
  30. Profile photo of K3vin
    K3vin Male 18-29
    487 posts
    December 30, 2010 at 11:45 am
    hope that kid has a patent...
  31. Profile photo of alpensepp
    alpensepp Male 70 & Over
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    December 30, 2010 at 12:03 pm
    thats pretty cool
  32. Profile photo of Skabashas
    Skabashas Male 18-29
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    December 30, 2010 at 12:12 pm
    Gerry, you and your vast cultural knowledge never fail to couple the perfect pic/gif/witty remark with any post.
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    SebastianLam Male 13-17
    730 posts
    December 30, 2010 at 12:20 pm
    @pumba62

  34. Profile photo of SebastianLam
    SebastianLam Male 13-17
    730 posts
    December 30, 2010 at 12:21 pm
    I meannn


  35. Profile photo of Piepig
    Piepig Male 13-17
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    December 30, 2010 at 12:23 pm
    that`s pretty cool. I don`t have to ever tie my shoes, but it means I have to leave them loose.
  36. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25420 posts
    December 30, 2010 at 1:08 pm
    Thats cool in theory, but in reality some people like shoes to be loose, some like it really tight, at least need a tension control!
  37. Profile photo of mollyscary
    mollyscary Female 13-17
    259 posts
    December 30, 2010 at 1:41 pm
    Those shoes are really a STEP into the future.
    YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAH! 8-)
  38. Profile photo of S-Nap
    S-Nap Male 18-29
    68 posts
    December 30, 2010 at 2:01 pm
    we`re all doomed when the shoes start strangling people!!
  39. Profile photo of SlothOfDoom
    SlothOfDoom Male 30-39
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    December 30, 2010 at 2:04 pm
    Can`t...tie..shoe. Fat...in...way.
  40. Profile photo of mamabouffant
    mamabouffant Female 18-29
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    December 30, 2010 at 2:33 pm
    Doc Brown has a new apprentice I see.
  41. Profile photo of ashyboomstik
    ashyboomstik Male 30-39
    133 posts
    December 30, 2010 at 2:36 pm
    Another prediction checked off for Back to the Future II...
  42. Profile photo of MrsPoods
    MrsPoods Female 18-29
    547 posts
    December 30, 2010 at 2:55 pm
    I really could have used this when I was five and I just couldn`t get that damn tree through the bunny ear!
  43. Profile photo of D3rAnG3d
    D3rAnG3d Male 18-29
    1598 posts
    December 30, 2010 at 3:14 pm
    These might have been cool... IN THE 80`s!
  44. Profile photo of hyeonkim0805
    hyeonkim0805 Male 18-29
    667 posts
    December 30, 2010 at 3:27 pm
    Ya lazy bastards!!
  45. Profile photo of ScottSerious
    ScottSerious Male 18-29
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    December 30, 2010 at 3:38 pm
    dumb
  46. Profile photo of janus_games
    janus_games Male 18-29
    294 posts
    December 30, 2010 at 4:04 pm
    you know what, it`s not about being lazy, it`s about convenience. no one`s lazy because they own a food processor or a chopper instead of using a knife, you`re not lazy because you drive the seven miles to work instead of hoofing it.

    that said, while a cool invention, I just don`t see it being worth an extra 2-5 bucks to have my shoes auto tie
  47. Profile photo of ScubaFett
    ScubaFett Male 18-29
    176 posts
    December 30, 2010 at 4:13 pm
    As long as they are ready for 2015 to fit in with the Back To The Future timeline....
  48. Profile photo of handys003
    handys003 Male 50-59
    2402 posts
    December 30, 2010 at 5:05 pm
    Somebody is going to get some royaltues. Make sure they sign a good deal. Now could somebody other than New Balance make a shoe wider than size EE PLEASE!
  49. Profile photo of phoneybone
    phoneybone Male 18-29
    1744 posts
    December 30, 2010 at 5:24 pm
    we`re gonna end up w/ a generation that has no idea how to tie a shoe. Awesome
  50. Profile photo of nick12684
    nick12684 Male 18-29
    85 posts
    December 30, 2010 at 6:03 pm
    Were slowly progressing to get to that damn hover-board.
  51. Profile photo of BuzzKillingt
    BuzzKillingt Male 18-29
    47 posts
    December 30, 2010 at 6:07 pm
    DO WANT
  52. Profile photo of RandomRamen
    RandomRamen Female 18-29
    76 posts
    December 30, 2010 at 6:28 pm
    I`m still waiting for that Pink Mattel Hoverboard. Oh, and if we don`t get "Jaws" shark holograms... I`ll be pissed.
  53. Profile photo of 8BitHero
    8BitHero Male 18-29
    5414 posts
    December 30, 2010 at 7:59 pm
    Well, we`re getting that much more lazy
  54. Profile photo of skeith14
    skeith14 Male 13-17
    32 posts
    December 30, 2010 at 9:29 pm
    My "Back To The Future" dreams have come true!
  55. Profile photo of obeydarklord
    obeydarklord Male 18-29
    1360 posts
    December 30, 2010 at 9:49 pm
    Ha! back to the future 2 didn`t predict power laces! Or internet or cell phones either, for that matter...
  56. Profile photo of najamesk1
    najamesk1 Male 18-29
    194 posts
    December 30, 2010 at 9:50 pm
    holy crap, Back to the future had it right!
  57. Profile photo of kribbe
    kribbe Male 18-29
    2006 posts
    December 31, 2010 at 3:13 am
    a good pair of shoes are those you only need to tie ones
  58. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    December 31, 2010 at 9:02 am
    ... and just how are you supposed to get them off?

    This is dumb.
  59. Profile photo of maniacalg
    maniacalg Male 40-49
    92 posts
    December 31, 2010 at 9:06 am
    What`s next, a typewriter that types for itself or an electronic, self-inserting floppy disk machine? Useless.
  60. Profile photo of Nebbie
    Nebbie Male 18-29
    864 posts
    December 31, 2010 at 3:05 pm
    @LazyMe484 Have you ever had a pair of shoes on and just kicked them off without untying them? I have. It`s not hard to do because they`re not super glued to your feet.
  61. Profile photo of tatripp
    tatripp Male 18-29
    1196 posts
    December 31, 2010 at 5:27 pm
    that is awesome.
    Back to the future. hahah
  62. Profile photo of SvampeBob
    SvampeBob Male 18-29
    3076 posts
    January 1, 2011 at 5:22 am
    sweeeeet I want those!
  63. Profile photo of Noggin01
    Noggin01 Male 30-39
    72 posts
    January 1, 2011 at 6:26 am
    >>> ... and just how are you supposed to get them off?

    Jesus fudgecing Christ are you an idiot or something? The guy created something like that and you think he`s too drating stupid to think of a solution to that problem? All it takes is a god damned release button and the laces will loosen. God damned ignorant Canadian. You think you`re so drating bright because you saw a potential problem in a design. And you think that since you`re the bright one that no one else would see an issue like that? How conceited can you be? Seriously! Even if the guy/gal that made them was too stupid to see it before they tried it out for the first time, they`d see the issue when they try to take the shoe off.

    "HOLY poo! MY FEET ARE ETERNALLY STUCK IN THESE SHOES!!!! IF ONLY THERE WERE THINGS CALLED BUTTONS THAT I COULD PUT ON THIS INFERNAL THING THAT WOULD REVERSE THE MOTOR IN THE SOLE OF THE SHOE! SADLY, BUTTONS ARE ONLY A DREAM IN THE MIND OF A MADMAN!"
  64. Profile photo of thecurt
    thecurt Male 18-29
    411 posts
    January 1, 2011 at 9:07 am
    Took em long enough
  65. Profile photo of the_windy
    the_windy Female 18-29
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    January 1, 2011 at 4:45 pm
    These were in Back to the Future 2! Think they were Nike shoes as well...
    Well that was supposed to be in 2015, so I guess we`re one step closer to looking like they thought we would.
  66. Profile photo of DRxSATANx
    DRxSATANx Male 18-29
    321 posts
    January 3, 2011 at 1:53 am
    i dont even care if hipsters will be wearing these, this poo is wicked, i want a pair!
  67. Profile photo of meepmaker
    meepmaker Male 30-39
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    January 6, 2011 at 8:52 am
    I`ll pass.
  68. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10441 posts
    February 15, 2011 at 4:44 pm
    @Noggin01

    Stupid troll is stupid.

    There is no release button, and there is no easy way to get them off.

    Just because it looks cool doesn`t mean it works.

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