The Nike Air Mag 2011 (Back to the Future 2/Marty McFly Shoes) Limited Release - Idol Threat: Warning Shots at the Mainstream


Friday, September 09, 2011

The Nike Air Mag 2011 (Back to the Future 2/Marty McFly Shoes) Limited Release

Wow, so these ugly ass shoes are officially seeing a release now. These Nike's made their debut in the 1989 classic sequel to the Back to the Future movie. That movie introduced a future that had these self-lacing shoes, an air-hovering skateboard and flying cars that ran on garbage, but unfortunately that shoe is the only thing that actually made it into fruition. Nostalgia, shoe culture and charity combine to give us this limited 150 piece release that is auction-only. Looking on eBay now I see that all the current pairs up for auction are around $5,000-$11,000 a pair. FUCK that, NO thank you. At least it's for a good cause. This does get major geek points though, but I still say the Reebok Alien Shoes is waaaaaay doper than this. Check the info from

"Nike set nerd hearts aflutter everywhere last night with a teaser video for the Air Mag sneakers featured in Back to the Future, Part II, and today it’s revealed details. The shoes are packed with a glowing LED panel and an electroluminescent Nike logo and are said to have five hours of battery life per shoe. But sadly, we’re left disappointed — Nike’s first rechargeable sneakers don’t actually lace themselves as they did in the film.

Nike’s teamed up with the Michael J. Fox Foundation and eBay to auction off 150 pairs every day for the next 10 days, for a total of 1,500 pairs. Prior to this release, a $50 million match grant was given to the foundation by Google co-founder Sergey Brin and his girlfriend, 23andme co-founder Anne Wojcicki, potentially doubling the contributions from the auctions. You can head over to starting tonight at 11:30PM ET and try to win yourself a pair — just don’t expect these to go cheaply."


  1. hell no. I wouldn't even pay that much for Biff's Sports Almanac!

  2. Hahaha, I might! But I wouldn't even pay that much for a hoverboard!

  3. Very Great Idea, Hope every thing goes success and thank you for giving good post.