Michael J. Fox appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman last night and showed off the shoes inspired by Back to the Future II, which are being auctioned for charity. Watch the video, which includes a look at the futuristic looking Nike MAG sneakers.
If you’re familiar with Back to the Future II, then you know that one of the first things Marty McFly learned about fashion upon arriving in Hill Valley in 2015 was that shoes come with power-laces. As high-tops were all the rage back in the '80's, the shoes looked like a futuristic version of what any kid from that era would love.
The Nike MAG shoes don’t appear to have power laces (we still have a couple years before we get to 2015, after all), however as evidenced in the video below, they do light up.
As Fox and Letterman discussed, the shoes will be available for auction on eBay. Here’s the information listed at MichaelJFox.org:
For 10 days, 150 pairs of 2011 Nike MAG shoes will be listed on eBay. The first of the auctions begins September 8 at 11:30 p.m. EDT. All net proceeds from the auction sales of the 2011 Nike MAG shoes will go directly to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.
While it seems unlikely that I’ll manage to get myself a pair of these shoes, I may still begin wearing my clothes inside out around 2014, just to get ahead of the fashion-curve in preparation for the predicted trend.