The neon-lit Nikes, self-lacing shoe known in sneakerhead circles as the “Marty McFly shoe” because it seems to be based on technology previously only seen in the Back to the Future movies set in 2015 will soon be available for anyone willing to plunk down a hefty chunk of change.
Michael J. Fox himself appeared on “Late Show With David Letterman” to show off the limited-edition Air McFlys (formally known as the Nike Air Mag).
Nike announced that 1500 pairs of Air Mags will be auctioned on eBay, and the proceeds will go to the actor’s Parkinson’s disease research foundation.
“It’s kind of cool because it brings together three populations of people with major joneses,” Fox told Letterman. “The sneaker-heads who love sneakers, the ‘Back to the Future’ guys who, believe me, are out of their minds, in a good way, thank God for them. And people in the Parkinson’s community.”
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