Remember years ago when Back to the Future I/II/III was the most popular thing on the planet? The hoverboards or shoes that Marty McFly had or tasting the
old school Throwback Pepsi? Have you ever had a dream of being in the movie yourself? Well I did. Well this post is to tell you that that dream is now a reality with the shoes that Nike and Michael J. Fox Foundation partnership formed to bring you the closest thing Back To The Future.
On 8/9/11 Nike unraveled the new Nike Air Mag aka "Marty McFly" Shoes(1500 pairs) to be auctioned on eBay http://nikemag.ebay.com/ with all net proceeds going to the Michael J. Fox Foundation's objective to raise awareness so that the Foundation can achieve their goal of eradicating Parkinson disease. For 10 days 150 pairs will be auctioned starting at 8.30PM till all of them are sold out.
Quote from Michael J. Fox : This project is exciting to me because it brings together three very passionate audiences: the Parkinson's community, the sneakerheads and Back to the Future fans.
Based on an original movie prop used in Back to the Future II, the 2011 Nike Air MAG shoes have been entirely rebuilt and perfected. They feature an elector luminescent outsole, space-age materials and a rechargeable battery good for 3000 hours and while they are not recommended for playing sports. These highly limited shoes will likely command attention wherever they are worn.
The Nike Air Mag is the first rechargeable footwear from Nike were designed as an identical replica to the originals seen in the Back to the Future II movie in 1989
2015. Some of the constant elements include the upper contours, the glowing LED panel and the electroluminescent Nike logo in the strap. The Nike Air Mag actually illuminates with the pinch of the "ear" of the high top, glowing for five hours per charge.
What are your thoughts on the shoes? Will you be getting one if it was available in Nike stores in the future? Leave a comment below.P.S: Today is 9/11 so lets honor the US~
[@nikesportswear @NikeB4TF http://bit.ly/psbWef Made this post cause Parkinson has played apart of my life~]
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