Nike confirms 'Back to the Future II' shoe release

Nike 'Back to the Future' sneakers
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Nike 'Back to the Future' sneakers

Nike confirmed that it will release a new line of Nike MAGs, the time-traveling sneakers worn in the sci-fi flick "Back to the Future Part II."

Playing the lead character, Michael J. Fox donned the self-tying shoes while time traveling to 2015.

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Nike designer Tinker Hatfield, who created the shoes for the 1989 film, said the kicks will light up and feature self-tightening technology, according to Nice Kicks, a sneakers news site.

The company plans to release the shoe line this year, coinciding with the 30th anniversary of the original "Back to the Future" film.

Hatfield confirmed the upcoming release at last week's Agenda Emerge trade show held in California. He said they were still in development and stressed that there were still "11 and two-thirds months left in 2015," hinting that the line may not hit stores immediately.

The sneakers will be an updated version of the limited-edition 2011 Nike MAGs.

The footwear maker auctioned 1,500 pairs of those shoes on eBay, with the net proceeds going to the Michael J. Fox Foundation, Nice Kicks said.

Read the full report from Nice Kicks.