News yesterday that Nike filed a patent for a lighting and fastening system on a shoe turned the blogosphere upside down with the prospect of a Nike Air Mag release. Rocked by Marty McFly in Back to the Future II, the Air Mag “McFly”?has never released to the public but its likeness has inspired many great Nike makeups. The space age sneaker’s grey and speckled blue colorway has been carried over to some of Nike’s top models creating a buzz everytime. In the spirit of the good news we take a look back at the best Nike’s inspired by the McFly.
The first sneaker to sport the Air Mag colorway was the famed Nike Hyperdunk. McFly inspiration touched the already futuristic model with Universal Studios allowing Nike to use the grey colorway and teal speckled midsole. A glow in the dark outsole and ‘2015’ tagging on the tongue added nostalgia to the design. Kobe Bryant arriving at the UNDFTD release event in the DeLorean car from the movie provided bonus recall for the big screen sneaker.