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