Monday, August 25, 2008

'Back to the Future' shoes...

Walk a Mile in McFly's Shoes
by Mike Krumboltz
1989 was a big year. The Berlin Wall fell. The Exxon Valdez spilled its guts. And there were protests in China's Tiananmen Square. But those were just side attractions to the year's most memorable moment—the debut of Nike's "Air McFly" sneakers in "Back to the Future 2."
The film, which largely took place in the year 2015, introduced viewers to many a futuristic wonder, but none were so iconic as the light blue high-tops worn by Michael J. Fox. Ever since the film premiered, folks have been begging Nike to produce the shoes for the masses. Now, Nike has finally obliged... sort of.
The shoes were recently revealed at an event headlined by Kobe Bryant. Ever the showman, the hoopster even arrived in a DeLorean. Fans lined up way in advance, but according to Wired, many went home disappointed. Nike only made 350 pairs of the specially designed kicks, not nearly enough to satisfy the fans.
The shoes were released in a very limited quantity, but for hardcore fans who were shut out, there's always the capitalist slaughterhouse that is eBay. Pairs are currently going for up to $1,000 (power laces not included). As Doc Brown would say, "Great Scott!"

Dress Like Marty McFly
Posted by Jarett Wieselman
A hoverboard, those insta-Pizza Hut pizzas and self-lacing sneakers. Those are the three things I always wanted from "Back to the Future Part II" and now I can actually have one of them. Almost.
Yes, despite a friend from 7th grade's unwavering claims that hoverboards were real, I'm actually talking about the shoes. It seems that Nike has actually created a limited number, 350 to be exact, of Marty McFly's Hyperdunk shoes from the movie.
The high tops have become an instant collector's item and are selling for up to $2K on Ebay, perhaps linked to Kobe Bryant's in-store appearance promoting the line - he supposedly rolled up in a Delorean! Nice.
Not only are the shoes fantastic replicas, that unfortunately don't self-tie, but the packaging features Doc's signature catch-phrase "Great Scott!" and the tongues of the shoes are emblazoned with the trilogy's insignia.
All in all, a pretty necessary part of any true "Back to the Future" fans' collection. Now, let's get back to the hoverboards.


MSC said...

I guess I should have invested in a pair of these instead of the black and white checkered Vans like Sean Penn wore in "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" now those were cool shoes!

Lisa_mynx said...

Were they actually Vans in the movie?

Dang, I just realized that I was born the same year these shoes were introduced in 'Back to the Future 2'

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