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.