Thursday, September 8, 2011

*UPDATED! : Nike Takes Your Feet Up to 88MPH

The world of competitive sneakering is one I rarely understand. Occasionally I see a pair of limited edition kicks I have an interest in and give a call to a store to see if they have them...and then the laughing begins. Of all the elitist things to collect...THIS MUST BE THE ELITIEST!! I can't even imagine owning a pair of sneakers that have never tasted asphalt...but I may have considered a pair of "Party Only" sneakers if I could have scored those awesome Freddy Krueger inspired dunks. At any rate, not having my complete and unwavering love has not stopped the manufacturers from conceiving endless awesome creations, often borrowing from pop culture to sweeten the drool factor. Yesterday, Nike showed the world something so just might lick the screen...

Presenting the 2011 Nike MAGs. The hunt is on. More details to come!

Side note: Best comment on the Youtube page where this is posted - From gearsdan "I dont know how I did it, but I was finally able to masturbate to this video." Bravo.

UPDATE: Introducing the future of Nike Footwear. The 2011 Nike MAG shoes have arrived. 1500 of the famous, LED-electroluminescent shoes will be auctioned on eBay, Sept 8th - Sept 18th. All net proceeds from the auction sales will go directly to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research.

Bleeding Cool has reported the auctions go live at 8:30PST but there is currently no link to the account you should be watching. Keep it glued here for more info..until the auctions go live..then it's every geek for him/herself.

UPDATE #2: The NIKE MAG is no longer the “greatest shoe never made.” The mythical shoe that originally captured the imagination of audiences in Back to the Future II is being released – and they’re here to help create a future without Parkinson’s disease.

1500 pairs of the 2011 NIKE MAG will be auctioned on eBay with all net proceeds going directly to The Michael J. Fox Foundation. Each day for the duration of the ten-day auction, one hundred and fifty pairs of the 2011 NIKE MAG shoes will be made available via eBay’s Fashion Vault. The auction starts September 8, 8:30PM PST, and will end September 18. Thanks to a previous 50 million dollar match given to the Michael J. Fox Foundation, all donations will be matched, effectively doubling the contributions from the auction.

The original NIKE MAG was worn by the Back to the Future character Marty McFly, played by Michael J. Fox, in the year 2015. It came alive, lit up and formed to Marty’s foot. The 2011 NIKE MAG shoe was designed to be a precise replica of the original from Back to the Future II. The aesthetic is an exact match, down to the contours of the upper, the glowing LED panel and the electroluminescent NIKE in the strap. The 2011 NIKE MAG illuminates with the pinch of the “ear” of the high top, glowing for five hours per charge.

The 2011 NIKE MAG - It’s About Time.

HA! So here's a link to the auctions, but be prepared to sell a body part. Kicks in my size start at 4k and are going up to 9k!! There will be no 1.21 Gigawatts on my feet this yr.


  1. The address is being reported to be I shouldn't be sharing this, because THAT SHIT WILL BE MINE!!!


    I wonder if you can write these off as a charitable donation...

  2. I will write them off as a medical expense.

  3. Because if you don't get them, you'll die?

    I think the most awesome thing is that it's for charity. I probably won't be able to score a pair, but it does me some good to know that it's because they won't make any more and that it's for a good cause.

  4. Oh, and Michael J. Fox is going to be on Late Night With David Letterman tonight as well, presumably to promote the cause and the shoes.

  5. die of a broken heart and discovered only after the smell overpowers my neighbor's cookings.