How much movement is actually required? So long your foot slips in, would it matter?
I do wonder why he made the activation pressure based where the actual shoe didn't lace until he pushed a button on the collar. I think it would be better if the same button to un-lace was also the same to lace.
I curious to see how he did it though.
As far as size goes, does it run on the smaller or larger scale? I know a 10 IS a 10 but depending on the overall shape of the shoe I was thinking maybe a 9.5 to avoid the big toed sneaker look or would that not be necessary with these? Kwaibay ehh? I think I might just order those as soon as I can get some size info!
Actually I think the lacing button being in the heel is the most accurate way. Didn't Marty's lace when he popped his foot down into them? I really like that design. As for how much you need them laced, I did go through a very brief period where I only wore those ridiculous always laced skater Vans, and those worked because the tongue was about an inch of foam padding, so they really just pressure fit. The Mags wouldn't work like that because the tongue isn't like that. The difference between a firmly laced dress shoe and the shape of it when the laces are removed and the widest part of the foot can fit through it is pretty drastic, I learned that when I had to glue the tongue of a shoe in place to turn it into a pull on boot. The highest strap would have to be pulled about an inch on either side for the mechanism to be functional. The elastic straps might allow it to work, though, if he had used them instead of laces. But he used a single lace, which means he'd probably need multiple mechanisms for the elastic straps.
Just placed my order, it says it should ship to me in 8 days buy Im moving and MUST be out by the end of the month plus a +5 days extra. Fingers crossed! It was from kwaibay btw
A bit like this?
First power laced Nike Air Mags in a 2015 footwear bag! - YouTube
Yea, but you know, real.
Watch for yourself and see what you think.
Does anyone remember the Puma disc? Not power laced, but a cool idea that never really took off. I think the idea would be awesome if re-worked.
We got some brilliand people on these boards...why arnt we collaborating to make this happen?
I think v2 of the dhgate replicas will be the replica to please most fans. Brad is a good guy and I'm sure he will share his findings with regards to the lighting system. I have also created my own replicas and will be more than happy to show people how to install the EL, which components I used, etc.
Thanks mate. Yes I will. Here is my conversion thread for those who want to learn how to install the LEDs and EL sheet.
It's nice to know that people are using the link I posted. You're welcome
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I was thinking an easy mod for the rainbow of leds on the side back to just drill out the fake led nubs continuing through the inside of the shoe, insert real leds, measure the leads and solder together. Then I plan on attaching a switch and batteries in the top part of the shoe. For the clear cover I was thinking shoe goo! Plop some ontop of the leds and with a wet finger or paintbrush, shape and smooth out the goo. Would that not diffuse the leds? Let me know if you guys think it will work, Ive only planned it out in my head until I get the shoes.
This listing gave me a laugh.
Not only is this guy "getting evicted" because he bought a pair of $3000 shoes but one of them NIKE lights went out.
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Shoe Goo? Is that stuff still around?Then I plan on attaching a switch and batteries in the top part of the shoe. For the clear cover I was thinking shoe goo!
Buy them and reverse engineer the whole shoe
Maybe GeneralFrosty will let us tear his apart...that's likely, right?
On another note, I'm tempted to buy some of this stuff ( Everything Plastic Canvas - Ultra Stiff Canvas 7 Mesh 12" x 18" ) and try gluing it to styrene and making a mold of it to cast flat, CLEAR sheets from...with the proper inverted pattern for the sole inserts.
Any thoughts? I've been trying to think outside the box lately to try to find solutions to some of the issues with the K-Mags and Mark Poons, and this is what I've come up with so far.
Not sure if this link will work, but HERE is what I mentioned a while back. It is Pet Resistant screen door.On another note, I'm tempted to buy some of this stuff ( Everything Plastic Canvas - Ultra Stiff Canvas 7 Mesh 12" x 18" ) and try gluing it to styrene and making a mold of it to cast flat, CLEAR sheets from...with the proper inverted pattern for the sole inserts.
Rather than cut away the existing insert, I think you guys might be better off building it up. If you look at the real shoe (both the film shoes and the 2011 MAG), the clear part of the sole extends out from the shoe, not flush with the shoe. Maybe it is possible to light this with cutting into the sole too much.