Nike Releasing The Marty McFly Shoe? (UPDATED)

Written by J.Monkey. Posted in Awesome, Offbeat, Videos, Ya Heard?!?!

Published on September 08, 2011 with 1 Comment

If you’re an 80s baby or just like entertaining adventure flicks you’ll no doubt the futuristic Nikes Marty McFly wore in ‘Back To The Future II’. Seems like Nike might actually be bringing the future now as this video by Youtube user DocEmmettBrown88 suggests. SO. FRIGGIN’. AWESOME. Now if Element or Birdhouse gets cracking on a hoverboard it can only be a matter of time before you can spot a DeLorean flying across the street in a crackle of lightning.

Tip of Doc Brown’s cowboy hat to TSS.

UPDATE: It’s official! Won’t be easy to snag a pair but you’ll be helping a good and fitting cause. Peep the press release:

The NIKE MAG is no longer the “greatest shoe never made.” The mythical shoe that originally captured the imagination of audiences in Back to the Future II is being released – and they’re here to help create a future without Parkinson’s disease.
1500 pairs of the 2011 NIKE MAG will be auctioned on eBay with all net proceeds going directly to The Michael J. Fox Foundation. Each day for the duration of the ten-day auction, one hundred and fifty pairs of the 2011 NIKE MAG shoes will be made available via eBay’s Fashion Vault. The auction starts September 8, 8:30PM PST, and will end September 18. Thanks to a previous 50 million dollar match given to the Michael J. Fox Foundation, all donations will be matched, effectively doubling the contributions from the auction.
The original NIKE MAG was worn by the Back to the Future character Marty McFly, played by Michael J. Fox, in the year 2015. It came alive, lit up and formed to Marty’s foot. The 2011 NIKE 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.



1982 was when Jaap van der Doelen aka J.Monkey shot his way out his mom dukes. A mere two years later he was already battling Big Brother and The Illuminati. Whenever he has time to spare from those efforts he writes (about music, mostly), hosts a radio show and designs graphics for a living. He lives in The Netherlands where he continues to be winning.

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