September 8th, 2011 by John Kim
The Nike Mag is finally here! 22 years after it was first featured in the 1989 film Back To The Future II, the self-lacing Nike Mag will finally become an attainable piece of footwear history, with 1,500 pairs going up for auction (150 pairs per day). The first wave of auctions will start on September 8th at 11:30PM EST/8:30 PM PST and end on September 18th in what will be one of the greatest eBay charity auction events ever undertaken. What do you think the average price for each pair will be? Continue reading for these official images of the 2011 Nike Mag and let us know what you think, and be sure to hit up www.nikemag.ebay.com to place your bid starting tonight.
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September 7th, 2011 by John Kim
In 1989, Back To The Future II was released – a sequel to the iconic original that concluded its story with Marty McFly and Doc Brown returning to an alternate life in present day 1985. In contrast with the original film, Back The The Future II focused on moving forward in time – October 21st, 2015 to be exact – when Marty must save his future children. In this futuristic world, Marty encounters some new and improved gadgets, like the hovering skateboard and the Nike Mag – a state of the art Nike sneaker that featured a hands-free self-lacing system. The Nike Mag is considered to be one of the most memorable figments of the entire Back The The Future saga and continues to maintain its significance in Nike archives despite it not even being a real shoe! Well, things are about to change…
The Nike Mag has continually been a ‘tease’ for devotees of the Swoosh and of the popular film trilogy, with sneakers like the Nike Hyperdunk and Nike Hyperdunk 2010 being released in ‘McFly’ form. More recently, Nike 6.0 released a ‘Delorean’ edition of the Dunk SE, which featured a one-piece upper in tonal metallic silver, set to mimic the famous Delorean time machine. Well enough beating around the bush: the Nike Air Mag, Marty McFly’s sneakers from BTTF II, will finally release this year, and apparently Doc Brown traveled forward in time and created a YouTube account to give us a look into a private room with shelves packed with thousands of pairs of the Mag. Continue reading for the video as well as some stills and be sure to stick with Sneaker News for what is one of the most exciting sneaker releases in history.
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