Michael J. Fox, who played the beloved character in the film franchise, has been gifted the first pair of self-lacing Nike Mag shoes on
Dream design: During the 1989 film Back To The Future Part II, Marty McFly puts on a pair of Nike High Tops that automatically tighten and adjust to fit his feet using so-called power laces, pictured
Hatfield first indicated that the company was working on sneakers sporting the “power lace” technology in February last year.
In January this year, the shoemaker again indicated that the Air Mags were in development, and would see release before the end of 2015.
Yesterday, Nike tweeted directly at BttF star Michael J. Fox, who first wore the shoes while reprising his role as Marty McFly, promising that it would
“see him tomorrow.”
Earlier on Wednesday, Michael took to Twitter to share a photo of a letter Nike designer Tinker Hatfield sent him explaining that Nike wanted him to have the first pair of self-lacing Nike Mag sneakers.
The letter said:
“Although the project started out as science fiction, we’re now proud to turn that fiction into fact.
“As the first, most celebrated wearer of the Nike Air Mag, we wanted you to be the first to receive a living pair.”
The shoes won’t release until Spring 2016 through auction format,
“We hope that the combined effort will raise even more than the $9.4 million collected in 2011 and contribute in some way to eliminating Parkinson’s Disease in our lifetime!”
Finishing off Back To The Future Day in style is Michael J. Fox, who appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live as Marty McFly and also wore the power-lacing Nike Mag during his interview.
During the spot, Fox showed the world the revolutionary self-lacing technology that locks down the foot at the push of a button.
In the middle of Jimmy Kimmel‘s monologue, a DeLorean appeared and Michael J. Fox, along with Christopher Lloyd, popped out to reprise their roles for the audience on Back To The Future Day — signifying the point in time that Marty traveled to in BTTF2 (Oct. 21, 2015).
And they were certainly upset with how 2015 turned out, as it’s a far cry from what they predicted it to be in the movies.
Their characters winced at the lack of flying cars and hoverboards, and selfies, but seemed to like smartphones.
“If you don’t mind my asking, what the hell have you guys been doing for 30 years?”
“Doc, it seems like 2015 kind of sucks.”
Like all of us, Marty and Doc were surprised there weren’t more flying cars and hoverboards nowadays.
As Marty eloquently put it, “2015 kind of sucks.”
The pair weren’t totally unimpressed with the future, however.
They were pretty astounded by smartphones, happy the Cubs made the playoffs and obviously seemed to catch on with selfies pretty quickly.