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Nike Files Patent For Auto-Lacing Shoes

LINDA WERTHEIMER, host:

Good morning. I'm Linda Wertheimer.

Fans of the 1989 film�"Back to the Future II"�may recall when Marty McFly - played by Michael J. Fox - travels to the year 2015. He tries on a pair of Nike shoes that lace themselves with the push of a button. This week, folks on the Internet discovered Nike's applied for a patent on a pair of real-life auto-lacing shoes. No word yet on hoverboards.

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