Nike MAG 'Back to the Future II' Shoes Being Auctioned Off on Ebay
The Nike MAG is no longer the "greatest shoe never made." The mythical shoe that originally captured the imagination of audiences in Back to the Future II (in 1989) is finally being released – and they're here to help create a future without Parkinson's disease. Following up our story just yesterday about the awesome shoes from BTTF2 finally being manufactured by Nike, they've just begun auctioning off a limited quantity of 1500 pairs on Ebay tonight (earnings will go to The Michael J. Fox Foundation). The only problem - they're going to be very expensive, and they're only selling 150 per day. But these are obviously must-haves!
If you already want to buy a pair, you can visit nikemag.ebay.com/shoes to find the sales page on Ebay. The first batch of auctions just started at 8:30PM PDT (barely 30 mins ago) and there are no prices below $3000 at the moment. And they started at $0.99. The Michael J. Fox Foundation is going to make a lot of money, but that means if you don't have some padding in your bank account, or are willing to go all out for a pair of light-up shoes, you're probably not getting a pair. The only other drawback is that they don't actually have power-laces, just lights and that's it. Here's the latest video posted by Frank Marshall (@LeDoctor):
Awesome to see Bill Hader in that video, which was also shot by Frank Marshall. I'd really love to own a pair of these anyway, even without auto-lacing, just because they're such cool collector's items, but damn is it going to be hard to get a pair without spending a fortune. Nike is auctioning off a total of 1500 pairs over the next 10 days, with the first batch of auctions already up now on Ebay. "You are looking at the rarest of Nike Footwear. For 22 years they have existed only in the year 2015 on Marty McFly's feet. Today they are finally a reality." Sounds awesome, but only a reality if you can really afford it. Still, pretty damn cool to see these.
Famed Nike designer Tinker Hatfield and footwear innovator Tiffany Beers have returned to recreate the footwear legend. Based on an original movie prop used in Back to the Future Part II, the 2011 Nike MAG shoes have been "entirely rebuilt and perfected." They feature an electroluminescent outsole, space-age materials and a rechargeable internal battery good for 3,000 hours (though only 4 to 5 on one charge). And while they are not recommended for playing sports, these highly limited shoes will very likely command attention wherever they are worn. For more info and to see more photos, visit the Ebay Nike MAG site here.