Nike is planning to produce the sneakers that Marty McFly wore in the Back to the Future movies in 2015. The popular Nike power laces were initially introduced in the film, Back to the Future Part II. The planned 2015 Air Mags will feature an authentic component in which the laces of the sneakers will automatically lock into place, just like they do in the movie. The hover board, however, will sadly not be included in the package.
During the NBA All Star Game festivities, Nike shoe designer, Tinker Hatfield, announced that the Air Mags from the movie, Back to the Future Part II, would be available next year. He answered his own question on whether the popular sneakers would be out next year with a defiant, “Yes.” However, Hatfield did not go into the specifics of how the automatic power lacing technology will work.
With the news that Nike will produce Marty McFly’s famous sneakers in 2015, fans from the films are likely to become incredibly excited. The Nike power laces have been one of the most sought-after shoes in the world since Back to the Future Part II came out in 1989.
Fans of the Back to the Future movies have been eagerly anticipating the year 2015 to arrive. The year 2015 is important to fans from the incredibly popular trilogy because this was precisely the date that Marty McFly traveled forward to in Back to the Future Part II. The plot for the sequel had McFly travel to the year 2015 with Doc Brown to pose as his own son, so that his future self would not be thrown into jail in his hometown of Hill Valley.
The futuristic setting of the second entry of the trilogy had some very unique ideas about the future of technology in America. Some gadgets from the film that have come true to life that include tablets, widescreen televisions, and the now upcoming sneakers.
In 2011, Nike put 1,500 pairs of replica Air Mags up for auction on eBay. The proceeds from the sneaker sales were all donated to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. The 2011 versions were designed in an attempt “to be a precise replica from Back to the Future Part II.” A “glowing LED panel,” the pinching of the “ear” to make them glow, and “the electroluminescent Nike in the strap” were features that made the sneakers look just like the originals from the film.
The disappointing aspect about the 2011 versions of the Nike Air Mags was that they did not feature an automatic locking feature of the laces, unlike the upcoming sneakers in 2015. This was the most important feature to many fans who were excited this feature come to life one day. A pair of Air Mags reportedly were going for over $75,000 back in the 2011 auction on eBay. Sales from the sneakers brought in around $6 million for Michael J. Fox’s charity.
Marty McFly’s sneakers are going to be produced by Nike, and the power laces will reportedly arrive in 2015 to be available to everybody. No price has been set for the famous sneakers, as of yet. The year 2015 will actually be the correct year in which the power laces will be available for purchase, which backs up the prediction in Back to the Future Part II.
By Glen Parris