This one feels like it’s been a long time coming, but it’s nice to have official word: Nike has created working Air Mags, the fictional brand of shoes that Michael J. Fox wore in the “future 2015” during Back to the Future II, and they will be going on sale in Spring 2016!
Finally, my Marty McFly Back To The Future II Cosplay is almost complete *squeel!*
Back to the Future producer Frank Marshall teased, on his personal Twitter account, a message that seems to indicate there is some sort of new BTTF project in the works. Before you get all worked up and start throwing almanacs everywhere, here’s the tweet in question:
Later in the day, TechCrunch reported that Nike announced an event in LA that is said to be the real-life release of shoes inspired by Marty’s self-lacing shoes from Back to the Future II.
Marshall’s most recent tweet says “Going to need a lot of hover boards” and points to the video embedded below:
Yes, those are in fact the legendary Nike Air Mag shoes, an entire room filled with self-lacing nerd joy. Patented by Nike last year it looks like these puppies are finally ready for the market, a full 4 years before the pair from 2015.
I’m going to start saving now!