Michael J. Fox's 'Back to the Future' Shoes Go up for Auction

09/09/2011 at 03:00 PM ET

Michael J. Fox Back to the Future Shoes

Ever wonder what sneakers will look like in the very distant future — say, 2015?

Nike is here to remind us. They’ve released 1,500 pairs of Nike Air Mags, the futuristic shoes Michael J. Fox (as the beloved Marty McFly) wore in Back to the Future II as he tried to fit in in the year 2015.

Buyers can head to eBay — where bidding as of Friday afternoon was well into the thousands — until Sept. 18, when the auction ends. According to reports, a pair went for $37,500 at a live auction Thursday night, too. All proceeds will benefit the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.

Marty himself — a.k.a. Fox — showed off a pair Thursday night on the Late Show With David Letterman.

“This brings together three populations of people with major Joneses,” Fox told Letterman as he made the shoes light up, just like in the movie. “The sneakerheads, the Back to the Future people, who, believe me, are out of their mind … in a good way! Thank God for them. And the people in the Parkinson’s community who have an interest in research.”

Nike says they’ve “been urged to release the shoes for many years,” and now that the company has done it, they didn’t mess around. According to a release, “the aesthetic is an exact match, down to the contours of the upper, the glowing LED panel and the electroluminescent NIKE in the strap.” Tell us: Would you bid on a pair of Nike Air Mags?

–Sara Hammel


FILED UNDER: Celebs , Charity
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Marty McFly on

No I would not bid on them, I would make my own.

vanessa on

i would so bid but im pretty sure everyones going to go over the 1000 bids…who doesnt want those awsome shoes :(

MrsJ on

I don’t love the shoes but I love the idea… Such a great cause!!!

Gord_KlatuBerataNicto on

Coolest shoes ever…wish I could afford some! Get on it Nike! Mass produce those mamma jamas!

Tash on

No powerlaces, no sale. haha. However, the shoes are a great idea to raise money for a great cause!

Co on

I love the shoes! I remember them from Back to the Future 2. I wish I wasn’t poor because I want them!

lynn on

I would totally bid if I had that kind of money. Way to go NIKE & EBAY for doing this for a great cause & a GREAT person. I woild also want a pair autographed by “Marty” himself :)

Jill on

It would be cool for Nike to release them again in 2015…since that’s the era they’re supposed to be from. :)

marty mcfly on

I’d rather have a hoverboard.

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