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Wearing Marty McFly’s Shoes

Fcd2a34eb026bb253774f23a2584f146The news we’ve got for you today is pretty huge.

We don’t want to put a figure on it, but let’s just say...

1.21 gigawatts huge.

After 22 long years of burning desire and development, the Nike MAGs, Marty McFly’s awe-inspiring shoes from Back to the Future Part II, are a reality and up for bid from now through Sunday.

You remember the scene: Michael J. Fox travels to 2015 to save his own kid from jail. Doc Brown gives him a pair of shoes. They looked, well, weird—because it was 1989, and neon was a thing back then. And they still do, but in an alluring way. Plus, the money made from the auctions goes to Parkinson’s research.

The shoes have space-age materials (something described as “electroluminescent”) and LED lights you’ll turn on using a button hidden on the ankle. (No, they don’t self-tie, but rumor has it they will... by 2015.) It’s pretty obvious when you’ll need these: for magnificent date entrances, leisure drives in the DeLorean or when you finally score that Daft Punk video walk-on role. So, maybe never. But still, it’s the shoes from Back to the Future.

Hoverboards can’t be far off.
Note: Nike MAGs, accepting bids now through Sunday here

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