Remember Marty McFly’s self-lacing sneakers from Back to the Future II? While they haven’t quite figured out the self-lacing part yet, the Nike Mag copies every other detail of the shoes from the movie, finally bringing the long-awaited model to real life.
Of course, it’s not a real replica until it can lace itself, so consider this a first version. After all, we still have four years before 2015, which is when the movie version of the kicks were actually made.
The Nike Mag looks almost like hiking shoes instead of everyday sneakers with its hi-top design and multiple molded parts. It’s been a while since I last saw the movie (although I do stare lovingly all the time at my Delorean HDD Enclosure), but this is supposed to be an exact inch-by-inch replica of the footwear from Back to the Future II. Just like Marty McFly’s kicks, it’s decked in glowing LEDs and an electroluminescent “Nike” in the strap, with a switch on the ear at the top of the shoes activating the lights. Each shoe has a rechargeable onboard battery that can keep it illuminated for up to five hours at a time.
Only 1,500 of the shoes will be made, all of which will be sold via auction on eBay. All net proceeds will go to The Michael J. Fox Foundation, an organization that funds research and development of cures for Parkinson’s disease. The auction started yesterday and will run for 10 days, so hop on over to the eBay link below if you want to score yourself a pair.