Posted by Royce Young
Great Scott, Nike has done it. They've made the shoes from Back to the Future. And best of all, they've done it for great reasons.
Beginning, well, yesterday, 1,500 pairs of the new Nike Mag shoes will be auctioned off on Ebay with the auctions benefiting the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's research.
And to help promote it, Nike's put out this little video featuring Bill Hader, KD and Christopher Lloyd. For a kid that pretty much knelt and worshiped Back to the Future and thought Marty McFly was the coolest kid ever to kiss his mother, this video basically has it all. KD, the DeLorean, actual shoes from Back to the Future II -- it's, well, heavy.
As for Durant's acting? A little stiff and with his reported role in a new movie coming up, he's going to need a little work. Nice line though on "make like a tree and get outta here."
Check out www.back4thefuture.com for more details and to get a better look at the shoe. And here's a link to the auctions. But if you want a pair, you better have some serious cash ready. The first pair sold for $37,500. They're auctioning 150 pairs a day for 10 straight days. If that pace were to keep up, they'd raise some like $56 million. Heavy.
One other thing too: How incredible is Nike? This whole this is just superb. The video, Durant's cameo, getting Christopher Lloyd, the website, the shoes and most of all, the cause. Two thumbs up to Nike for the whole production.