The “Back To the Future” inspired Nike SB “McFly” Dunk is finally getting a confirmed release date.
According to Sneakernews.com , the “McFly” is “probably the most anticipated Nike SB Dunk release since the ‘Tiffany’ Dunk high.” The all-new sneaker gets a colorway similar to the Nike Air Mag, a replica sneaker similar to what Michael J.
Fox wore in 1989’s “Back to the Future II.”
The “McFly” will reportedly hit the shelves of local Nike SB retailers on May 22 with a retail pricetag of $100.
The article also claims that it will be available via NikeStore at 10 AM EST.
Back in 2011, Nike announced that the self-lacing shoe Marty McFly wore in the film would be making a comeback for a limited run.
Zap2it reported that the first out of 1500 pairs of Nike Air Mags that were auctioned sold for $37,500.
Proceeds of the auction went to the Michael J.
Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.
Appearing in an interview with David Letterman, Fox took out a pair of highly-coveted sneaker and discussed his fundraiser: “This brings together three populations of major Joneses,” the actor said.
“The sneaker-heads, the ‘Back to the Future’ people, who, believe me, are out of their minds — in a good way, thank God for them — and the people in the Parkinson’s community who have an interest in research.” Fox is a Canadian-American actor who is also a multi Golden Globe and Emmy award winner.
His most popular roles include Marty McFly from the “Back to the Future” series and Mike Flaherty of TV’s “Spin City.” He was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1991 and semi-retired from acting in 2000.
Tinker Hatfield, senior designer for Nike announced confirmed that the Air Mag would be released again this year after the company secured the patent for the automated lacing system as seen in the original film.