Nike Releases The ‘Back to the Future’ Sneakers: Nike Air Mag, Swoon.

Back to the Future II inculcated in thousands, nay millions, of young people the desire to have self-lacing futuro-sneakers. Finally Nike is coming close  to giving us our want. The Nike Air Mag is inspired by the sneakers from the movie, and they’re a limited edition swag created with charity in mind.


The upper of the shoe is made of reinforced mesh. The outer sole is lined with LED panels that’ll light up just like all futuristic shoes imagined in the 80’s should (we’re not talking corny LA Gear shoes here, people). The Air Mag is rechargeable and will stay lit for 5 hours. There’s also a electroluminescent Nike logo in the strap. It’s pretty much the exact replica of the pair of shoes Marty McFly famously wore with a few slight tweaks to add more support and comfort.

Here’s the great news about the Back to the Future Nikes: they’re being made for a great cause as the proceeds will go to the Michael J. Fox Foundation in the hopes of finding a cure for Parkinson’s disease.

The less good news? Well, in the larger scope of things, there isn’t any bad news. Parkinson’s is a terrible disease and benefiting the search for a cure is always a good thing. For sneakerheads looking to score the shoe of their lifetime though, the Air Mags is going to be really hard to come by as only 1500 pairs will be made. Even harder is that each pair will be put up for auction on eBay. The auction starts tonight at 11:30 EST at