The much publicized reveal by Nike last night ended with an auction for the very first pair of Marty McFly shoes (Nike Air Mags) going for $37,500. The winning bidder? UK-rapper Tinie Tempah! Tinie has already said the he “has so many clothes, (he) keeps some in (his) aunt’s house”, so I wonder if that’s where these are headed. TMZ has the video of the actual auction going down.
Nike is releasing 1,500 pairs of the shoes on eBay, with proceeds to benefit the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. So if each pair sells at this price, that’s $56.25 million!
Here’s Michael J. Fox revealing the sneakers on Letterman last night:
Here’s the original scene from Back to the Future 2:
And here’s the promo video featuring Kevin Durant, Bill Hader, Christopher Lloyd, Tinker Hatfield and Donald Fullilove.
I just wish I would’ve got one of the initial mystery promo packs…