Nike has made a limited-edition sneaker based on the shoes worn in the 80s classic ‘Back to the Future II’.
Called ‘Nike Mag’, the running shoes are an exact replica of the shoes worn by Michael J. Fox’s character Marty McFly in the ‘Back to the Future’ sci-fi trilogy. The only notable difference is, however, that they do not lace themselves up as they did in the movie.
Only 1500 pairs will be released and they will be auctioned on eBay. All proceeds will be donated to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s disease research.
Nike sneaker fans have been calling for the shoe maker to re-create the famous runners for years, their calls culminating in an online campaign called ‘McFly 2015, Make it Happen’. Thousands of ‘Back to the Future’ and Nike fans signed the petition to bring the shoes back. And now their calls have been answered.