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Back To The Future II’s Nike MAGs Being Auctioned For Charity – Doc Brown Returns, No Power Laces

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Yesterday’s tease about the Nike MAGs from Back to the Future II becoming a reality turns out to still be a tease. The shoe is an exact replica of those worn by Michael J. Fox as Marty McFly in the film, except no power laces. That’s right, the power laces are still not a reality. Although the joke in one of the videos below indicates that this is only because we’ve yet to reach 2015.

While disappointing on some small level, there’s a far more important issue being tackled by the production of the MAG. 1500 pairs of the shoes are being auctioned off, starting tonight, at NikeMAG.eBay.com. All net proceeds will go to benefit the Michael J. Fox foundation in the pursuit to cure Parkinson’s Disease. The shoe is designed to be the same as the one in the film, including the electroluminescent Nike logo. The glow is activated by pinching the left “ear; “ with the charge lasting up to five hours.

Each day for the 10-day auction 150 pairs of Nike MAGs will be put up on eBay until the entire limited run is sold. While it sucks that we don’t have power laces, I’m hoping that somehow they work that feature out. We have no need for power laces, I admit, but wouldn’t they frickin’ rule?

According to Nice Kicks Google co-founder Sergey Brin and his wife Anne Wojciki have pledged to double all donations to the Michael J. Fox Foundation — up to $50 million — through the end of 2012.

Watch the three videos below to get more excited about the shoes, and to see Christopher Lloyd as Doc Brown one more time. Next step, Mattel producing a hoverboard for charity.

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