Back 4 the Future: The Most Famous Shoe Never Made

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Back 4 the Future: The Most Famous Shoe Never Made

Great Scott! Nike has released a limited edition shoe based on the original movie prop used in Back to the Future Part II. One Thousand Five-Hundred Nike MAGs, made famous by Michael J. Fox's Hoverboarding character Marty McFly, are being auctioned off on eBay with proceeds appropriately going to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research.

It was an ordinary evening at Lone Pine Mall. All Kevin Durant wanted was a new pair of shoes. Then the space-time continuum showed up...

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Originally designed in 1989 by Nike designer Tinker Hatfield and , the 2011 Nike MAG shoes have been entirely rebuilt and perfected using the movie prop as a template. It features an electroluminescent outsole, space-age materials and a rechargeable internal battery good for 3,000 hours. The Back 4 the Future project aims to help make Parkinsons's a thing of the past.

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Ward Andrews

Hi, I'm Ward Andrews. I started Design.org in 2009, you can read about why here. Thanks for participating in the Design.org Community. I also run an interactive agency called Drawbackwards. I love basketball, electronic music and creating experiences that improve daily life. You can follow me on Twitter @wardandrews.

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