For several years, Back to the Future fans and sneaker enthusiasts have desperately wanted to get their hands on a pair of the infamous Nike MAG trainers worn by Michael J. Fox in the second film of the sci-fi franchise. 22 years after the motion picture was released and Nike has finally announced it will make a limited run of the iconic sneakers.
Commonly referred to as 'the greatest show never made', the Nike MAGs caused a stir amongst cinema goers worldwide when the sneakers magically laced themselves. Unfortunately Nike’s latest release won’t have this futuristic feature, however the design is exactly the same.
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Nike says that 1,500 pairs will be made and auctioned on eBay with all net proceeds going directly to the Michael J. Fox Foundation, an organisation dedicated to finding a cure for Parkinson's disease which was established by the actor in 2000.
Nike says that the MAG shoe “was designed to be a precise replica of the original from Back to the Future II. The aesthetic is an exact match, down to the contours of the upper, 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.”