Impossible-to-get new shoes
has a pair. But getting the shoes Marty McFly made famous in "Back to the
Future" isn't easy. » How rare?
1989 was a big year. The Berlin Wall fell. The Exxon Valdez spilled its guts.
And there were protests in China's Tiananmen Square. But those were just side
attractions to the year's most memorable moment—the debut of Nike's "Air McFly"
sneakers in "Back to the Future 2."
The film, which largely took place in the year 2015, introduced viewers to many
a futuristic wonder, but none were so iconic as the light blue high-tops worn by
Michael J. Fox. Ever since the film premiered, folks have been begging Nike to
produce the shoes for the masses. Now, Nike has finally obliged... sort of.
shoes were recently reveled at an event headlined by Kobe Bryant. Ever the
showman, the hoopster even arrived in a DeLorean. Fans lined up way in advance,
but according to Wired, many went home disappointed. Nike only made 350 pairs of
the specially designed kicks, not nearly enough to satisfy the fans.
The shoes were released in a very limited quality, but for hardcore fans who
were shut out, there's always the capitalist slaughterhouse that is eBay. Pairs
are currently going for up to $1,000 (power laces not included). As Doc Brown
would say, "Great Scott!"