Geeks around the world were worked into a lather when it was announced yesterday that Nike would be producing replicas of Marty McFly's sneakers from Back To The Future Part II. Sadly, it turns out that the shoes won't have power laces (crap) but they are being made and sold for a very good cause.

Starting tonight and lasting over the next 10 days, 1,500 pairs of 2011 Nike MAGs will go up for auction on eBay and all of the proceeds will go to the Michael J. Fox Foundation, the charity begun by the actor to help cure Parkinson's disease. In promotion of the event, Back to the Future producer Frank Marshall directed a commercial starring Bill Hader, NBA star Kevin Durant, and, of course, Christopher Lloyd:



Michael J. Fox has also posted a video, talking about the auction and the cause each sale will benefit:



While it sucks that the shoes don't have power laces (only four more years, guys!) this really is better than Nike simply making a buck off of our never ending need for nostalgia. If you were planning on buying these shoes, think about the amount of money you would have been willing to spend and put it towards the auction. Not only will you be helping people in need of your help and support, but you may also get a pair of really kick ass shoes.

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