Nike releases famed "Back to the Future" shoe

Image from a teaser video on YouTube.

September 9, 2011 11:28:38 AM PDT
Nike is going back to the future.

The company said Thursday that it has created a limited-edition shoe based on the model audiences saw in the 1989 movie "Back to the Future II." Sneaker and movie fans have urged the company for years to create the shoe.

Nike will release 1,500 pairs of the 2011 Nike Mag sneaker. It will auction them on eBay and donate proceeds to the Michael J. Fox Foundation. Fox famously played Marty McFly in the "Back to the Future" time-travel trilogy, where he wore the glowing sneakers that laced themselves during a visit to the year 2015.