Originally Posted by Dr Huh?
It's kind of annoying that Nike has apparently a patent for power lace sneakers, yet these won't have them.
You do realize that people have patents for all types of shit that doesn't necessarily work or work well, right? The patent system is fucked. The fact they have that patent doesn't mean they can implement it in production. It isn't proof apparent that they are holding something back.
I'm in no position to defend Nike, and I don't see any of the hype in the MAGs (love the movies and the idea of the shoes in them, don't see any benefit in owning them), but I somehow think if they had a well-functioning system they would have done it. Then again, they are making such a fuckload of money on these (for charity, no less), it makes you wonder why a $5K plus shoe wouldn't have that no matter how much it might cost.
Oh well. Would have made these a whole lot cooler. I still don't quite get it.