Nike unveiled the mythical glowing pair that was worn by actor Michael J. Fox in the movie Back to the Future II on Thursday.
The legendary movie Back to the Future was released in 1989 and the Air Mag was a futuristic shoe that was shown in the movie.
Auction of the Air Mag has already begun on eBay and will be on for 10 days. A hundred and fifty pairs of the shoes will be auctioned everyday and the sales money will go to the Michael J. Fox Foundation which is dedicated to finding a cure for Parkinson's disease.
Although the shoes are exact replicas of the pairs worn by Fox's character, Marty McFly, on a visit to the year 2015 in the film, the real ones do not have the self-tying feature which excited the audience back then. However, keeping in mind the myth that the shoe created in the movie, the real one has been designed as close as possible to the original footwear. It includes the glowing LED Nike logo and lights on the heel of the shoe just like the original one.
The real version is designed for day-to-day use and is technically more advanced than the one used in the movie and will stay lit for five hours per battery charge, claimed Nike.
Fox said in a statement that he is excited that the shoe is back and is hopeful to accelerate our objective of finding a cure for Parkinson's.