Any sci-fi loving fan is most certainly going to remember the cult classic from back in the late ‘80s – Back to the Future Trilogy. They took time travel to a whole new level of Cool with Marty McFly and Doc Emmett Brown traversing the space time barrier having all sorts of zany adventures. Produced by the visionary Steven Spielberg, the second edition of the famous series showcased future technology that was nothing short of brilliant for its time. The movies created a global fan following and all kinds of memorabilia were released creating a franchise the likes of Star Wars.
Speaking of the tech, other than the many many models of the DeLorean time machine apparel from the second movie especially Marty McFly’s Nike MAGs were a big hit. Although replicas of the shoes were available back then, Nike is officially releasing a version of the shoes calling them the Nike Air MAGs. Take a look at their YouTube Videos –
Nike’s official online statement calls these shoes the “greatest shoe never made” and there’s possibly no arguing with them there. The shoes are being released with a rather selfless ulterior motive attached, which is as Nike puts it - they’re here to help create a future without Parkinson’s disease. A mere 1500 pairs of the 2011 NIKE MAG will be auctioned on eBay with all net proceeds going directly to The Michael J. Fox Foundation. The auction will be held over a 10 day period and 150 pairs will be made available via eBay’s Fashion Vault. The auction is on as of now here. These shoes are designed to be a precise replica of the original from Back to the Future II. According to Nike - the aesthetic is an exact match, down to the contours, the glowing LED panel and the electroluminescent NIKE in the strap. The 2011 NIKE MAG illuminates with the pinch of the “ear” of the high top, glowing for five hours per charge.
The auto lacing kicks worn by Actor Michael J Fox in the second Installment of the Back to Future series will finally be out this month and while fans in India might not get a chance to buy them “off the shelf” hopefully Nike will be kind enough to provide us with some alternative.
Published Date: Sep 09, 2011 12:37 pm | Updated Date: Sep 09, 2011 12:37 pm