Finally, after several years, and a non-self-lacing model, we have the real thing, unveiled today. Michael J. Foxx was gifted the first pair by Mark Parker, President and CEO of Nike. “We started creating something for fiction and we turned it into fact, inventing a new technology that will benefit all athletes,” said Parker. This special model will be released to the public in Spring 2016 via auction with proceeds being donated to the Michael J. Fox Foundation. Continue reading to see the actual shoe in-action.
“Fox received the shoes along with a letter from Tinker Hatfield, who designed the original prop shoe for the movie and has since designed several popular models for Nike and promised earlier this year that the Mags would be a reality soon. Fox also tweeted a photo of the letter, which says the shoemaker also plans to make a limited number of the self-lacing Mags to be used in fundraisers for the Michael J. Fox Foundation. The foundation is devoted to fighting Parkinson’s disease, which Fox himself has,” according to CNET.