Nike auctions Back to the Future trainers
Replica Air Mags going, going...
Look, we'd prefer a hoverboard, but we understand that some sci-fi buffs out there have always had their eye on the sneakers Michael J Fox wore in Back to the Future II. We can't have a hoverboard, but you can have a pair of Nike Air Mags.
If you win one of 150 auctions on eBay, that is.
Nike is selling 1500 pairs of the future-as-envisaged-in-the-mid-1980s footwear in aid of Parkinson's Disease charities, in honour of Mr Fox who was many years ago struck by that ailment.
They should raise a bob or two: auctions currently running are getting in over $4000 (£2511) a pair and some have exceeded $5000 (£3139).
They come complete with all the right lights and a battery to keep them lit for days. Wear them and you can sneer down on all the other five-year-olds with light-up shoes.
Pop over to Nike's eBay page if you fancy shooting for the shoes.
And if footwear's not your fancy, here are ten more gagdets from the worlds of SF we wish we owned.
Mind you, it being near lunchtime, perhaps this Darth Vader Toaster would be more useful? ®
From the FAQs:
WHY IS THIS AUCTION ONLY OPEN TO BIDDERS FROM THE UNITED STATES?
Screw the shoes, I want the DeLorean!
nike sells joy not shoes
As a former employee I got useed to getting such of the products as I desired for free...designer samples and the like. Quality of product is typically quite good. Price is way too high if the product is what is desired, but Nike is an ultimate "Green Firm" basically selling hot air and doiing such a good job most customers are joyful whe they get a chance to buy some. Brand and self image boost you know...
I wanted a flux capacitor instead
DeLorean and a briefcase full of showbiz sherbert not included, I assume.