Nike recently announced that the company has finally released the Nike MAG shoes that Michael J. Fox wore in Back to the Future 2 (pictured above), and while it’s not exactly completing my lifelong dream of owning a hoverboard, it’s a pretty good start. But before you hop over to Zappos to order yourself a pair, you should know that there’s a catch – only 1,500 pairs are being released and you can’t afford them.
As my Uproxxian colleagues Maske and Robopanda have pointed out, Nike will post the shoes on eBay for auction at the rate of 150 pairs per day. They are currently going as high as $5,600 for today’s auctions that will end around 8:30 p.m. ET. All proceeds benefit the Michael J. Fox Foundation.
But the fun didn’t just start with eBay. Last night at the Montalban Theater in Los Angeles, the very first pair of MAGS were auctioned off by Community’s Joel McHale. The winner paid $37,500 for the shoes. In related news, I cashed in my change jar at a Coin Star.
The auction — co-hosted by Joel McHale — went down at the Montalban Theater … and after an INTENSE stand-off between two shoe-a-holics … the winner was eventually crowned.
Along with the shoes, the winner also received a “plutonium case” where he can store his “McFly’s” (Via TMZ)
While they didn’t say who won the auction for these shoes, I’m guessing that his name rhymes with Shmentin Shmarantino.