Its been a long 22 year wait. Ever since the release of Back To The Future 2 in 1989 we have waited to see if that version of the future would ever come true. There's still no flying cars, hoverboard, Jaws 23, or self-growing pizzas yet, but at least one item is becoming a reality.
Michael J. Fox today was on the Late Show with David Letterman and unveiled to the eyes of the world the auto-laced shoe he wore in the movie which is being released as Nike Air Mag. Nike has issued an official press release:
The NIKE MAG is no longer the "greatest shoe never made". The mythical shoe that originally captured the imagination of audiences in Back to the Future II is being released - and they're here to help create a future without Parkinson's disease.
1500 pairs of the 2011 NIKE MAG will be auctioned on eBay with all net proceeds going directly to the Michael J. Fox Foundation. Each day for the duration of the ten-day auction, one hundred and fifty pairs of the 2011 NIKE MAG shoes will be made available via eBay's fashion vault. The auction starts September 8, 8:30 PST, and will end September 18. Thanks to previous 50 million dollar match given to the Michael J. Fox Foundation, all donations will be matched, effectively doubling the contributions from the auction.
Now lets hope those hoverboards can become reality!!