In Back to the Future, Part II, Marty McFly and Doc Brown travel to the year 2015. In that year we see the future of technology, or at least people in the 1980s thought the future would look like. Futuristic items such as flying cars have yet to be invented. One object of interest from the movie has always ben Marty’s Nikes. Doc outfits Marty in 2015 clothing, including a self-lacing pair of Nike shoes. Yesterday, Nike announced they have produced 1500 pairs of the shoes, dubbed the Nike MAG 2015, and will auction them off for charity on eBay. The down side….they do not have power laces. They light up and are identical to those used in the film, but Nike could not deliver on power laces.
Nike will be selling 150 pair per day for the next 10 days. All procedes will go to the Michael J. Fox Foundation to further Parkinson’s disease research. All money raised from the eBay auctions will be matched by Nike.
Click HERE To find out more about the auctions.
UPDATE: Nike has added photos of the shoes with the BTTF DeLorean Time Machine. The first set of 150 have been added to eBay and are selling for $4,000 – $5,000, although, they still have 15 hours remaining.