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


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Megan on

Love this! My dad’s had Parkinson’s since he was 31 years old (ten years ago) people with Parkinson’s have to go through too much on a daily basis not being able to do the simple things we take for granted like walking, talking, swallowing, and even staying still. Thanks to all those who contributed! Thank you Nike! :)

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Russell on

If I had the stray cash, I would absolutely buy a pair. My problem is that I would never be able to bring myself to wear them, so I guess I will need two pairs! :-)

On a side note: God bless Mr. Fox. The man has iron cajones, and continues to appear in public where the average hollywood type would just lay down and die.

We should all be that brave.

DotsMom on

I would bid on them if I could afford them, the proceeds are going to a VERY worthy cause, Michael J. Fox is a great person to head up this cause, I wish him a lot of luck and high amounts of bids..

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tony on

Here’s another auction for a good cause.

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RemyD on

No I would NOT bid on them and I’ll tell you why, normal everyday people can’t afford to buy them when they cost more tan a new car so I think NIKE is unfair about just catering to the super rich. Whoever is in charge of their marketing didn’t think of us less fortunate fans.

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Daisy on

Remy, the idea here is to raise a lot of money for a worthy cause. Nike didn’t put high prices on the shoes; the way auctions work is that the highest bidder wins.

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