The Nike MAG shoes worn by Marty McFly, played by actor Michael J. Fox in the classic film “Back to the Future Part II”, have long been an unattainable holy grail for sneaker-heads.

Now, finally, the MAGs have taken the leap from the silver screen into the real world. The self-lacing feature depicted in the 1989 movie is gone, but the MAG will get the movie version’s LED-electroluminescent glowing Nike logos.

Most sneaker-heads, however, will never be able to get their hands on a pair.

Nike has produced a limited run of 1,500 pairs of the MAG. Each will be auctioned on EBay at, and all of the “net proceeds” will go to the Michael J. Fox Foundation to help fight Parkinson’s disease, according to Nike. Fox was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 1991.


The auction ‘kicks’ off today and will end Sept. 18, with 150 pairs sold through EBay each day.