Oh. My. God. That basically sums up our reaction when we read that the Nike Air Mag, which is also known to geek/film circles as the sneakers Micheal J. Fox wore in Back to the Future 2, was real. And holy crap it’s awesome. It’s like Nike managed to find the best parts of the 80’s (you know, the parts that didn’t contain hairspray and neon, pastel colors) and found a way to cram it in a shoe. The Nike Air Mag is essentially the same as the one portrayed in the films, with slight tweaks added for comfort. Sadly, unlike Micheal’s kicks in the film, the Nike Air Mag isn’t self-lacing BUT it’s being touted by the shoe maker as their first rechargeable shoe AND it stays lit up for five hours when fully charged.
Only 1500 of these awesome, awesome shoes will be put up for sale (at nikemag.eBay.com.) with the proceeds going towards the Michael J. Fox Foundation in search for a cure for Parkinson’s disease. Even better, Sergey Brin (one of the co-founders of Google) and his wife, Anne E. Wojcicki will be doing a match grant up to 50 million USD for the foundation.
EDIT: Video added for great justice!
Source: Nice Kicks