Yesterday was “Back to the Future” day, also known as October 21st, 2015. The day Michael J. Fox’s Marty McFly and Doc Emmett Brown, played by Christopher Lloyd, traveled into the future on the hit movie “Back to the Future 2!” The day was filled with celebrations all over, including a surprise appearance of Marty and Doc Brown on Jimmy Kimmel Live! However, one of the most surprising events of the day was when Nike gifted Michael J. Fox a real pair of self-tying shoes like in the movie.
Nike designer and Vice President for Design and Special Projects Tinker Hatfield Jr. sent Michael J. Fox a note thanking him for his inspiration and saying these are the first pair of actually self-tying shoes ever called Nike Air Mags, just like in the classic film! Hatfield and Michael J. Fox also assured us this gift is not a one off, and added the Nike Air Mags would come on sale on 2016!
ITM covered the Team Fox event honoring the music of Billy Joel! Check that out here.