This has been all over the news, but I thought it was worth sharing as frankly it’s awesome.
Together we’re going to help erase Parkinson’s disease from the space-time continuum
“For 22 years they have existed only in the year 2015 on Marty McFly’s feet.
Today they finally become a reality.
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.
Together we’re going to help erase Parkinson’s disease from the space-time continuum”
Really cool to see something so awesome being done for such a good cause. Of course the trainers aren’t cheap and are going for around $2,500 and up. But it’s all for a good cause. Note that they aren’t built to be worn (if you read the small print) and won’t sell outside the USA. But still, pretty funk stuff. I approve.