Power Laces- a cool piece of "Future Tech" that every kid of the 80s wanted, and can also improve the life of those with with motor disabilities.
'Good Morning America' interview has been posted online!
Every fan of Back to the Future remembers the shoes that Marty Mcfly donned in 2015 that autolaced on to his foot and his exclaimation: "Power Laces- all right!"
As part of an Art project for a contest, I created a version from spare parts which I demoed in a short video clip. Despite it's laughable looks and simplistic function, it went on to get over 1 Million views and the story was picked up by various outlets around the World.
That, and all the messages and feedback I received in the weeks afterward showed me that there is a market for something like this.
Gadget and sci-fi fans have been vocal about their support.
I've also received hundreds of messages from people around the world and how they or a friend or family member struggles with disabilities, and how this could benefit their lives.
That especially affected me as I have a grandmother with Parkinson's Disease, and I knew that despite the initial source material for the idea that a product like this could really help people. So I am making it my mission to make it happen- but I cannot do it alone!
With your help and funding, I will develop and finalize a marketable version and mass produce it. The next version will operate under a different, more efficient mechanism, and will be more suitable for everyday use.
If you contribute just $50 towards the project, besides the Power Laces shwag, you'll also be the first group notified when the product is ready to ship and have the opportunity to purchase a pair before it goes on sale to the general public. You will also receive a coupon code for a percentage off, the exact amount to be determined after the retail price gets finalized.
Coincidentally, a Power Laces story just broke while I was writing this.
In response to the Nike Patent story that broke on various blogs:
I have my doubts that Nike will be releasing anything close to Power Laces in the near future, and I believe my project can fill that niche. I also think that the mechanism in my final version will be able to differentiate itself from other patents/designs.
Let's Support the Future that 80s comedy/scifi movies promised us!
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
pledged of $25,000 goal
seconds to go
Aug 29, 2010 - Oct 11, 2010
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Set of Power Laces logo decal stickers
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The Above, plus a laser engraved Power Laces logo keychain
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All of the above, plus a Power Laces logo T-shirt.
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All of the above, plus notification when Power Laces is shipping and have the first opportunity to purchase before they go on general sale.
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19 backers Limited (1 of 20 left)
Be one of the First to receive Power Laces right off the assembly line (in Mens sizes 9-12 for the first manufacturing run), along with a logo T-shirt.
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20 backers All gone!
Same as the Limited Reward above, (Be one of the First to receive Power Laces right off the assembly line- sizes 9-12) but also includes Logo keychain in addition to T-Shirt
Pledge $225 or more
12 backers Limited (38 of 50 left)
Same as the Limited Reward above, (Be one of the First to receive Power Laces right off the assembly line- Mens sizes 9-12) but also includes Logo Keychain, T-shirt, and Flash Drive. THIS WILL BE YOUR LAST CHANCE TO RECEIVE 'POWER LACES' AS A PLEDGE REWARD!
Pledge $250 or more
1 backer All gone!
Own the shoe that started it all and has been seen around the world- the brightly colored Power Laces version 1.0 shoe, mens size 11. (Possible to wear, but not recommended) Non-modified second shoe will be included.