Do you remember Marty McFly's self-lacing Nikes in Back to the Future II? As a teenager at the time (and a trainer junky even then!) they were nothing short of mind blowing and having to lace my own trainers ever since has been a real burden!

It was 2015 in the movie when Marty slipped them on and now in 2011 Nike are releasing their Nike MAGs, in a limited edition of 1,500, all of which will be auctioned on eBay. Sadly the prices are already over $5,000 which puts them out of the reach of even the most diehard trainer collector.

The Nike MAG is an evolution of the 1989 Nike 'Air Mag McFly' and has glowing LED's and a battery pack. They sadly don't have self-tightening laces as the originals in the movie did. Some things, it would seem, stay firmly planted in the future!

Here's a few pics of the Nike MAGs. Not sure we'd actually want to wear them but from a design and marketing point of view, they're pretty impressive.

Nike MAGs - an evolution of the 1989 Nike 'Air Mag McFly

 

Nike MAGs - Limited Edition of only 1500

 

Nike MAGs - Back to the Future?