Marty McFly's Shoes from 'Back to the Future Part II' Become Reality
Though some commemorative Nike shoes were released a couple years ago to call back to the power lace shoes in Back to the Future Part II, we ain't seen nothin' yet. Producer/director Frank Marshall recently tweeted, "Something big is coming soon. Can't say anything yet. No one should know too much about their own destiny. #BTTF" And then Nice Kicks (via Movies.com) received a mysterious package complete with some recognizable swag and a message from Dr. Emmett L. Brown dealing with some kind of special announcement from Nike tomorrow. But if you really want to get excited, check out the video below!
Here's a commercial entitled McFly's Closet teasing the new kicks from Back to the Future Part II:
That's right, folks. Even though 2015 is still a few years away, Nike is giving us their Air Mag shoes very soon. In standard Back to the Future fashion, an audio message (which may or may not have been recorded by Christopher Lloyd) said, “Welcome to Los Angeles. If my calculations are correct, over the next 24 hours you are about to see some serious shit!” If you're wondering, these shoes will have self-lacing technology, and this Back to the Future tie-in is likely a cool way to kick-off Nike's new shoe tech in a fun way.
Apparently some of the shoes will be sold at the official announcement event tomorrow to benefit Michael J. Fox's charity, but beyond that we won't know just how many of these shoes will be on sale or when they'll hit shelves. Considering just how many shoes are seen in that commercial above, I'd say this isn't going to be an item just for the super rich collector. We'll update this post after the official announcement takes place tomorrow evening, so stay tuned. Of course, producer Frank Marshall already sees the issue that will come from this news when he says, "Going to need a lot of hover boards." So who wants to make that happen?
UPDATE: Nike announced that 1500 pairs of this shoe will be auctioned on eBay, nikemag.eBay.com, with all net proceeds going directly to the Michael J. Fox Foundation. The auction will begin tonight, September 8th, at 8:30PM PST and end on September 18 (150 pairs will be posted on eBay per day for 10 days). This pretty much means most of you reading this won't get a pair, and that's supremely disappointing, but at least this is going to a good cause. Plus, it's still pretty cool to see these shoes become a reality.