Guy Builds His Own Self-Lacing Sneakers Out Of LEGO Parts

February 6, 2017

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These are the self-lacing (technically self-tightening) sneakers built by Vimal Patel using LEGO parts (plus a Dremel and a hot glue gun). They're perfect for playing basketball. And by playing basketball I mean watching parts of your shoes fall off when you walk. Me? *pointing to my feet* I already have a pair of self-lacing shoes. "Those are flip-flops." They're so evolved they don't even need laces. You think in the future we're still going to be using pieces of string to keep our shoes on and tight? That is ANTIQUATED TECHNOLOGY. "Says the guy wearing flip-flops." And? "And a pirate hat." YARRRR!

Keep going for a couple more shots and a video demonstration.

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Thanks to Gorilla, who doesn't even wear shoes because there are no LEGO pieces to step on in the forest.

  • Adibobea9

    Nice early prototype, but let's just cut to the BTTF Nikes and call it a day…

  • Meh

    The idea is good, the execution leaves a lot to be desired.

  • Clever and all, but totally impractical.

  • GeneralDisorder

    It's actually only slightly less practical than those zipper laces that you see on boots sometimes. The difference is once you get the stupid fucking zipper lace thing in it does actually work.

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