Nike Mag Plutonium Case Still Available on eBay for $32,500.99
The future has proven to be very fruitful for wannabe Marty McFlys. In what can only be described as a wet dream for sneakerheads and Back to the Future enthusiasts alike, a special limited edition plutonium case that houses a pair of the iconic Nike Mag sneakers has hit eBay for the small fortune of $32,500.99.
If there’s anything better than owning a pair of Nike Mags, it’s adding them to your collection along with the dopest display case we’ve ever seen. Modeled after the contraption seen in Back to the Future II that housed the plutonium used to power Doc Brown’s time-traveling DeLorean, this special trunk features a pull-out function in order to display the crown jewel kicks, no doubt leaving all hardcore fans salivating.
Limited to only 40 units, the one up for sale on eBay is number 29. The sneakers come in size 13 and are signed by Nike Mag creators Tinker Hatfield and Tiffany Beers. The duo created the sneakers in 1989 for the Back to the Future sequel that was set in the year 2015.
More than two decades since hitting the silver screen, the Nike Mag was introduced to the retail market via charity auction in 2011, in order to benefit the Michael J. Fox Foundation. 1,500 pairs were auctioned off bringing in nearly $6 million to the Parkinson’s Disease non-profit.
There’s no doubt the Nike Mag has become a holy grail-like acquisition for sneaker collectors. Not only did the sneakers in the movie light up, but they also featured drool-worthy power laces—a feature Hatfield promised would be released later this year.
“Are we gonna see power laces in 2015? To that, I say YES!” Hatfield said last year at a Nike event.
Speaking at the Agenda Trade Show in January Hatfield didn’t promise a specific release date, but wetted everyone’s appetite by reminding the audience that there’s still “11 and two-thirds months left in 2015.″ Hatfield gave the first details about power laces while speaking at the Jordan Brand’s Flight Lab in New Orleans in February 2014.
Stoking the flames, NiceKicks.com published Nike’s power laces patent filing, which confirm that the game-changing innovation is on its way. Stay patient sneakerheads, they’re coming.
The Nike Mag plutonium case sale ends May 15. No word if 1.21 gigawatts is an acceptable form of payment.
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