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Best invention from 'Back to the Future Part II': hoverboard or self-lacing shoes?

It's been nearly 30 years since "Back to the Future II" hit the silver screen and blew our minds with its rendition of the future. While some of the film's tech has become a reality, other lust-worthy movie gadgets still have a ways to go. Marty (Michael J. Fox) wowed us with his moves on the iconic hoverboard, sending both skating aficionados and tech geeks into an inventive frenzy. But the futuristic self-lacing Nikes that Marty donned were coveted by sneaker-heads. Both gadgets have had prototypes, but which one would you buy?

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Who could forget Marty’s aerial getaway from a group of bullies in “Back to the Future Part II"? While a few companies have actually attempted to make the iconic hoverboard a reality, we’re still a ways off from being able to add one to our Amazon cart. That doesn’t seem to make people want one any less, though, and with Lexus's newest breakthrough, owning your very own hoverboard may soon be in the not-so-distant future!

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While it was deceptive low-tech that brought us the original self-lacing Nike’s—there were actually film crew members under the floor that pulled the laces of the shoes tight—nowadays we might be one step closer to an actual version of these super-cool kicks. Nike released the HyperAdapts back in 2016 for a staggering $720, and just earlier this year revealed the updated version at about half the cost. While neither are exact replicas of Marty's futuristic footwear in the movie, they're pretty close to the power-laces that "Back to the Future" fans have been talking about for decades. 

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Best invention from 'Back to the Future Part II': hoverboard or self-lacing shoes?
A festive crown for the winner
#GimmeHoverboard
#GimmeSelftieShoes