Well today is October 22 2015, which makes it offically “Back to the Future” day. To celebrate this important date in nerd history, Nike is releasing Marty McFly’s self-lacing, light-up sneakers from “Back to the Future” to the public. That’s right! Nike has created the real-life self-lacing shoe from the movie. The shoes are known as Nike Air Mag and the first pair in NYC were given to Marty McFly, aka Michael J Fox. Check out the tweets below
If you want a pair and have disposable income, you can buy the 2015 via an auction. All proceeds from the sales of the 2015 go to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. The specific details on the auctions will be posted to Nike News and via Twitter @Nike in spring 2016.
This is not the first time that Nike has made the “Back to the Future” shoes available to the general public. Back in 2011, Nike auctioned off 150 pairs of these self-fastening, glowing sneakers to raise money for the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. Winning bids reached more than $5,000.