What better way to support the Michael J. Fox Foundation’s search for a Parkinson’s Disease cure than create and auction off the totally tubular shoes Michael J. Fox made famous in the 1980s as Marty McFly in Back To The Future II?
The geniuses over at Nike have developed the Nike Air Mag shoe, and have released 1,500 pairs of them to be auctioned off on eBay.
The shoe contains an actual LED panel and is fully rechargeable!!
Famed Nike designer Tinker Hatfield and footwear innovator Tiffany Beers have returned to recreate the footwear legend. Based on an original movie prop used in Back to the Future Part II, the 2011 Nike MAG shoes have been rebuilt to the exact specifications of the originals.
It features an electroluminescent outsole, space-age materials and a rechargeable internal battery good for 3,000 hours. And while they are not recommended for playing sports, these highly limited shoes will very likely command attention wherever they are worn.
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.
We need your help today to meet the $50-million Brin Wojcicki Challenge.
Sergey Brin, co-founder of Google, and his wife Anne Wojcicki, co-founder of personal genetics company 23andMe, are matching up to $50 million in funds raised by the Foundation between now and December 31, 2012. Net proceeds from the 2011 MAG auctions on eBay will be matched, so please bid generously.
Check out this cute little “commercial” for the shoe. Complete with Doc!