It?s about time but it?s been worth the wait. After years of build up, the Nike MAG is back?from the future. The past two decades plus have seen many events that have led to this release. From the sneaker?s inception to last night?s auction, we travel through time to highlight seven moments that paved the way for this hover-ready Nike. Hop in our DMC-12 and see the steps it took to get fly.
November 22nd, 1989
Following up on the success of the 1985 blockbuster, Back to the Future II released in the fall of 1989. Marty McFly, played by Michael J. Fox, was sent to 2015 to save his future children. While in the future Marty poses as his son, maneuvering on his hover-board and wearing his never-before-seen Nike Air Mag sneakers. Sporting an auto-lacing system and LED lights, many fans thought the Nikes to be real and expected a release. They?d have to wait a bit?