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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.
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.
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'Good Morning America' interview has been posted online!

http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/video/self-tightening-power-lace-shoes-11743680

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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!

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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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    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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    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

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    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!

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    Pledge $250 or more About $250

    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.

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