words // Nick DePaula:
Moments ago, Michael J. Fox tweeted out an image of a detailed hand-written letter straight from Tinker Hatfield.
The iconic Nike designer, creator of the Fox-worn “Back To The Future” Nike Mag, details that a pair will be presented to Michael soon today, with working “power laces.”
Most importantly, Tinker also specifies plans for a wider release of the shoe:
“In addition to your personal pair, we’re creating more pairs for support in aid of the Michael J Fox Foundation in 2016.”
So, stay tuned for further details on an eventual Nike MAG auction series next year.
The letter can be viewed below, and has also been transcribed here for clarity:
Almost thirty years ago we embarked on a journey to create a glimpse into “The Future”.
Although the project started as science fiction, we’re now proud to turn that fiction into fact.
As the first, most celebrated wearer of the Nike Air Mag we wanted you to be the first to receive a living pair. “I meant Nike Mag” (I must have ‘Air’ on the brain)!
What is so special about the Nike Air Mag is it’s impact continues to resonate. We may never know it’s final legacy, but we continue to work on projects that carry and progress some of its principles.
As you well know innovation never stops at Nike so we’re about what lies ahead for this idea. We know if you put your mind to it, you can accomplish anything.
In addition to your personal pair, we’re creating more pairs for support in aid of the Michael J Fox Foundation in 2016.
We hope that the combined effort will raise even more than the $9.4 Million collected in 2011 and contribute in some way to eliminating Parkinson’s Disease in our lifetime!
P.S If my calculations are correct … your pair should be with you shortly.
Update: Michael J. Fox was just given his pair!
“Coming Spring 2016,” according to the Michael J. Fox Foundation.