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When Nike first released the real Mag sneakers with power laces–yes, the mythical sneakers from Back to Future–we could barely contain ourselves. All the Mags produced eventually got auctioned off with the proceeds going to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, but there was enough interest that Nike pushed forward with the self-lacing HyperAdapt 1.0 sneakers. According to reports from places like New Atlas, the HyperAdapt is coming back next year with a new design and a lacing mechanism now known as E.A.R.L. (Electric Adaptable Reaction Lacing). The team of talented industrial and product designers at Vietname-based Carota Design have created their own version of what a new pair of Nike HyperAdapt sneakers could look like. They’re fantastic in the most ridiculously futuristic way possible. As they appear in the concept, the hardshell sneakers have an almost armor-like build quality with single button operations to tighten and loosen the shoes. Here’s hoping something like this concept eventually sees the light of day because we’d slide into a pair in a heartbeat.

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[Shop]  We might not all agree on watches, wallets or other pieces of the everyday carry, but the one thing we can all agree on is our mutual love of building things out of small bricks. Forget plastic building bricks that can only be used with specific mats and upgrade your conference call and boring meeting building with this 1:12 scale mini cinder block pallet set. With 24 miniature cinder blocks and one pallet per set, this has everything you need to build a great foundation for the big box creation of your dreams. Whether you’re making a small creation of your own devising with the 24 pieces that come with it, or adding multiples to build something more grandiose, this is the best way to build when you’re not using plastic.