Pictured: fan-made prototype. Also pictured: NOT A HOVERBOARD.
Hey, remember the shoes in Back to the Future 2 that laced themselves and weren’t a hoverboard? Nike has filed a as they were in the movie universe (which also had hoverboards and is therefore superior). The Nike patent even includes LEDs and a charging stand, which would be even cooler if they were attached to a hoverboard.
For an actual working model of self-lacing shoes, look no further than Blake Bevin at Instructables. She used an arduino, motor shield, force sensor, servo motors, 9V battery, zip ties, and other assorted components to make a version of self-lacing Nikes with junk in the trunk. They automatically lace up when pressure is applied to the insole, as seen in this video:
Yep. That’s a pretty cool not-hoverboard you built there, Miss.