Wednesday, 20 August 2008

Fucking the Future

Remember these Nike Mag's that Marty McFly had in Back to the Future II? (The self tightening laces in ths scene were apparently achieved by there being holes in the set floor that the straps in the shoes were pulled down thru to make it seem as if they had been automatically tied)



Well, a right foot of a pair came up on eBay recently...

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...and went for $5,300.00

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=110269799818&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:IT&ih=001

I love the shoe and think that isn't too steep a price for what is, a) a piece of cinematic history from one of the greatest movies ever made (okay, the first one is better but hey) and b) it's the only one I've ever seen on eBay and I've been keeping an eye out for one to come up for quite some time.

Anyway, so coincidentally Nike have given Kobe Bryant a new signature shoe that's based on the original Air Mag (however, when I saw the write up on the Hyperdunk in the new Nike pop-up store it didn't even mention the homage)

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But does it suck? Would you even wear the one Marty wore? Does anyone really give a fuck? No? A lot of fucking nerds outside UNDFTD would disagree...



I hate those guys universally and infinitely, bet not one of them even wears them. Probably explains why they're like $1000 resale price. Fuck off and die socially inept sneaker collectors, do you think queuing for shoes is cool? Is it a cog in the evolution of mankind? Biff Tannen would kick your head in for breakfast and take your lunch money too.

2 comments:

RDF said...

hahahahaha those guys remind me of size. boring BDs who think they've found something interesting to talk about. i bet no one in the history of mankind has gotten laid from their sneaker collection

RDF said...

he is being chased by orphans from the future