If you are a fan of Back to the Future II and those famous Nike sneakers, we have news that will break your heart.
Some background: The badass original future-sneakers, the MAGS, worn by Michael J. Fox’s Marty McFly, which we have all loved since the film debuted in 1989, have been on display at Index, a sneaker consignment store in Portland.
Currently, those shoes are not looking so badass.
We know that high quality shoes last long, but no one expects them to be in good shape for over twenty years.
The futuristic movie kicks are falling apart-quite literally crumbling. The fabric may be intact for some time but the rubber on the back has completely rotted away into ugly orange crumbles that almost look like somebody took a funfetti cupcake and murdered it.
The shoes are being handled with care comparable to that of museum art and it is due to the fact that we all want them to last a bit longer. Even at this bleak state, the single left shoe found a new owner. It was auctioned off on e-bay and sold for $92,100, even if it was only available for Portland locals because shipping would have cause further damage and there would be no shoe left.
Nike had released a few pairs for limited edition, but we all love the thought of the original being alive. However, it wouldn’t hurt to as for the release of new MAGS limited edition, because Back to the Future II fans will surely grab a pair or three.
Check out an interview with Jordy from Shoezeum done before the shoes sold on July 2nd for $92,100:
Shannon Toohey is Editor-In-Chief of FanFest.com. She graduated from Hofstra University in 2015 with a B.A. in Journalism from the Lawrence Herbert School of Communications. Shannon has been a proud member of the Fan Fest team since 2013. Tweet her in your prettiest bird voice: @shannontoo