The shoe from Back to the Future 2, futuristic, light-up, athletic shoe from 2015 – the Nike Air Mag is becoming a reality. The 1,500 limited-edition pairs of glowing replica shoes, based on a pair that appeared in the popular 1989 movie are selling at an incredible rate on eBay! The online auction site is the main distribution point for the 2011 Nike Air Mag shoes and hundreds have been sold so far at prices ranging from about $3,500 to $10,000.
The shoes were designed to be precise replicas of the film version, right down to the contour of the gray fabric upper, the speckled Zolatone sole and glowing Nike logo strap. The astonishingly light 2011 Nike MAG (the name refers to magnetic levitation) is the company’s first rechargeable shoe, and can glow for five hours between charges.
Nike’s CEO has announced that 1,500 pairs will be auctioned off on eBay with proceeds going to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. Michael J. Fox, who has the disease and who memorably played Marty McFly in the franchise, appeared on the Late Show With David Letterman to get the word out and to show off the cool Nike kicks. He said, This brings together three populations of people with major joneses. The sneakerheads, the ‘Back to the Future’ guys, who, believe me, are out of their minds — in a good way! Thank God for them. And also people in the Parkinson’s community who have an interest in research.
The first pair of Nike’s future shoes sold for a whopping $37,500! British rapper Tinie Tempah did not complain about the money, when he paid much more than the eBay asking price at a live auction in Los Angeles last week. [Photo: The Hundreds]