Earlier today we reported that Nike was planning to unveil the Nike Air Mag shoes that Marty McFly (Michael J Fox) wore in "Back to the Future II."
The shoes have now been unveiled and it turns out that Nike will make only 1,500 pairs. They will be auctioned off on eBay (nikemag.ebay.com) and proceeds will go to the Michael J. Fox Foundation. The auction is supposed to begin today (September 8th) at 8:30pm PST and will end on September 18th.
Nike says that the shoes are a precise replica of the original shoes that appeared in the "Back to the Future" sequel. "The aesthetic is an exact match, down to the contours of the upper, the glowing LED panel and the electroluminescent NIKE in the strap," said the company. "The 2011 NIKE MAG illuminates with the pinch of the 'ear' of the high top, glowing for five hours per charge."
We still don't know how much these shoes will cost or whether they are self-lacing. Watch the new video promoting the shoes below and catch Michael J. Fox tonight on "Late Show with David Letterman" where he'll talk about the auction.
Update: The auction is now live. The shoes DO NOT power-lace and cost thousands, depending on the shoe size.
:/ cant believe i didnt see that coming. I felt like a kid again believing that was foreal just like when I got my morpher at age 6 and thought I would morph into a real power ranger.
yeLLowfLaShwrites: on September 9th, 2011 at 12:43:29 AM
NO Power laces, No deal. It's the 21st century why the hell am I still tying my own shoe laces.
Ted Mosbywrites: on September 9th, 2011 at 1:30:43 AM
NO Power-lace, NO diiiice!
There's a size 11 shoe currently at $75,000... WOW... and it has 22 hrs left in the bid. That's gonna sky rocket even higher!!! I wish I f*ck off money like that to just throw away.
I'll wait another 4 years and have the REAL Power-Lace shoes. Idiots.
Then again I do like the short ad they have with Bill Hader selling a pair of shoes to Kevin Durant & Doc Brown coming in. See link below
darthraigewrites: on September 9th, 2011 at 2:20:11 AM
If they don't power lace, then why the f*ck do I want them?
Ted Mosbywrites: on September 9th, 2011 at 2:32:37 AM
Michael J. Fox on Letterman. A lot of respect for this man.
CommZodwrites: on September 9th, 2011 at 3:20:46 AM
This sh*t pisses my off, I'm at work all day telling people that nike is coming out with power lacing Back to the Future "awesomeness" only to find out that that not only is there only 150 of them (better check the numbers again WP its not 1500) but the f*cking things don't even power lace?!?!?!? f*ck YOU NIKE!!! A piece of me inside awakened today only to be shot between the eyes with a shotgun a few hours later.
But hey, atleast they have free shipping.
Ted Mosbywrites: on September 9th, 2011 at 3:34:13 AM
I'm pretty sure NIKE will be releasing 150 per night for the next 10 nights?
pornflywrites: on September 9th, 2011 at 3:50:10 AM
COMMZOD lmfao,i'm sorry man thats f*ckn funny,goodluck at work 2moro