Theophilus London attends the 2011 Wired Store opening night party on Nov. 17, 2011, in New York City.
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Great Scott! A more and more common fixture at the most esteemed fashion events of late, we already know that Theophilus London is way ahead of the curve when it comes to style, so it's not surprising that he'd want to slip on the most futuristic pair of sneaks he had available to wear as a geek cred badge of honor at technology and lifestyle magazine Wired's pop-up shop opening last night. It seems Theo was able to snag a pair of the ULTRA-limited edition Nike MAG shoes—yep, the high-tops modeled off the self-lacing Back To The Future II sneakers—which were auctioned off to benefit The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research earlier this year.
The 2011 NIKE MAG shoe and Michael J. Fox in 1989's "Back to the Future II."
Ever since we first saw Back to the Future II, we've bided our time until the year 2015, when we, like Michael J. Fox's character Marty McFly, would be able to experience hoverboards, flying cars, food hydrator machines, and scarily accurate weather forecasts. But as time passed, we lost hope of ever knowing what it'd feel like to cook a pizza in seconds or know FOR SURE whether or not it would rain on any given day.
Nike must have heard our pleas, because they're releasing the NIKE MAG high-top shoes, a replica of the rad original pair worn by Michael J. Fox in the movie. If you don't know what we're talking about (as in, you were too lost in Michael's baby blues), get this: these sneakers did ALL the work, including forming to Marty's foot and tying his shoelaces. While Nike's 2011 edition doesn't do that (hey, it's four years ahead of its time), the futuristic-looking shoe features an electroluminescent NIKE in the strap and a glowing LED panel, which lights up for five hours per charge. 'Cause, you know, shoes that illuminate are WAY more awesome than your average high-top.
Only 1,500 people will get to look as fly as McFly. Starting TODAY at 8:30 p.m. PST, the shoes will be auctioned off via eBay's Fashion Vault, with all net proceeds going to The Michael J. Fox Foundation. Now, where are our acid-washed jeans?
UPDATE: MTV Movies Talks To "Back to the Future" Writer Bob Gale About Nike Air McFlys
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