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'Back to the Future' Nikes Unveiled



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    We've still got about four years until the "future" of Back to the Future Part II arrives, and we still don't seem all that much closer to hoverboards or flying cars. But it looks like Nike may deliver on one prediction: Marty McFly's famous self-lacing hightops.

    Nike's hightops won't actually self-lace (lame), but the company has handed out some pretty sweet "Back to the Future" wraparound shades to the press with the words "It's About Time" written on them. Nike is auctioning off the limited edition kicks and all the proceeds will go to Michael J. Fox's foundation researching Parkinsons disease. Check out this YouTube video:

    Apparently, one British rapper already dropped $37,500 for a pair.

    I, for one, am just excited that I'll soon never have to tie my own shoes again. Maybe the hoverboards will come next year. You never know!

    Update: Now we do know, and the end result ain't pretty. Well, okay, it is kind of pretty, but click through to see what we mean.

    Via High Snobiety

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