Back to the Future Day was last year, but when you think about it, isn’t every day Back to the Future Day? It can be if the Chicago Cubs finally win the World Series, because time will cease to matter; nothing makes sense if the Cubs are world champions. But before that most unlikely of days arrives, you can prepare by running to the car dealership for a 2017 DeLorean (every vehicle comes with a free Huey Lewis and the News cassette tape!) in your brand-new self-lacing shoes. That’s right: Marty McFly’s Nike MAGs have finally arrived, and you won’t even need the Grays Sports Almanac to afford a pair.
[Nike] announced Tuesday the release of the 2016 Nike MAG, featuring power laces, made famous in Back to the Future: Part II. Only 89 pairs were made. They shoes will be raffled off ($10 a ticket) until Oct. 17 to benefit the Michael J. Fox Foundation. Anyone may enter the raffle. There is no limit on the amount of tickets that can be purchased. All proceeds go to the foundation. (Via)
In 2011, 1,500 pairs of the shoes — which began with the introduction of the Nike HyperAdapt 1.0, “a performance shoe that automatically laces and fits to the unique shape of each athlete’s foot” — were auctioned off to benefit the Michael J. Fox Foundation, but they didn’t have self-lacing capabilities. The future is now, though. Unless the Cubs lose. Then things stay exactly the same.
Here’s how to buy a raffle ticket.
(Via the Hollywood Reporter)