|Nike Air MAGs|
By now every hipster nerd out there has probably seen and coveted Nike's super-limited-edition Air MAGs, based on Marty McFly's kicks from Back to the Future II
(if not, procrastinate for a few minutes by checking out the commercial here
). Production of the shoes was limited to only 1,510 pairs, which were auctioned off via eBay with all proceeds going to the Michael J. Fox Foundation. They sold for around $5,000 each to folks like Kanye West, Kid Cudi (who bought four pairs), and San Francisco Giants relief pitcher Brian Wilson (who was seen sporting them in a bullpen covered in discarded sunflower seeds, baseball diamond clay, and dip spit, no doubt sending legions of sneaker freaks into hysterics). When the digital smoke cleared, the auction raised a staggering $5.7 million for Parkinson's research.
A truly worthy cause, but real talk? Those shoes are butt ugly.
Honestly, unless you're one of those aforementioned celebrities, chances are, you're gonna have a rough time pulling off that look in public. You might as well be rocking a pair of astronaut boots with your jeans. And good luck seeing those things survive a Minnesota winter.
That said, here's hoping the trend continues, because there are plenty of clothes, accessories, and home decor inspired by movies that everyday schmos actually could use or wear. For example:More »