Nike and Michael J. Fox have teamed up to auction off 1,500 pairs of “Back to the Future” MAG shoes on eBay.
Unfortunately, the replica shoes aren’t capable of lacing themselves. Still, all proceeds from the auction will be donated directly to the Michael J. Fox Foundation, so at least the money is going to a good cause.
“This project is exciting to me because it brings together three very passionate audiences: the Parkinson’s community, sneakerheads and Back to the Future fans,” explained Fox.
“With their support we can accelerate our objective of finding a cure for Parkinson’s.”
The first rechargeable footwear from Nike, the 2011 Nike MAG shoes are designed to be precise replicas of the originals from Back to the Future II.
As such, the shoes are an exact match, down to the contours of the upper, the glowing LED panel and the electroluminescent NIKE in the strap. The only deviation from the original is additional foam support in the ankle and toe box.
Michael J. Fox was first diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1991 and made his condition public in 1998. The Michael J. Fox Foundation, dedicated to finding a cure for Parkinson’s, opened in March 2010.