A 150 auctions are now live for the Nike Air Mag. With all proceeds from the auctions to go to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. A total of 1,500 will be placed on eBay over a period of months so sadly unless you have some serious coin you will be watching the bids go up and up, which are now hovering around $4,000 a pair. The point is that money will go to a good cause so if you have the means, buying a pair will go to people in need.
The Auctions can be found here and the Nike’s promo page can be found here.
Next up for the Air Mag will be an apt 2015 release complete with auto-laces.
Here is the skinny on the auctions:
Q: WHY IS THIS AUCTION ONLY OPEN TO BIDDERS FROM THE UNITED STATES?
Due to individual country regulations governing the manufacture, distribution and/or sale of products containing batteries and other electronic components (i.e. chargers), sales and shipments for this auction will be available to bidders in the United States.
Q: HOW MANY PAIRS MAY I BID ON AND WIN?
You may bid on up to 10 pairs at a time and win up to 10 pairs.
Q: WHAT ELSE COMES WITH THE 2011 NIKE MAG SHOES?
The 2011 NIKE MAG shoes come with a Premium Cardboard box with magnet closure system, Charger, Certificate of Authenticity, DVD (Back for the Future trailer, product video and interview with Tinker Hatfield), Manual and Lapel Pin.
Q: HOW LONG DO SHOE BATTERIES LAST?
The shoe lasts approximately 5 hours per charge and should last approximately 3000 hours in total life if unworn.
Q: WERE THE 2011 NIKE MAG SHOES USED IN THE FILM BACK TO THE FUTURE PART II?
The 2011 NIKE MAG shoes are movie prop replicas inspired by the Nike shoes appearing in the 1989 film Back to the Future Part II. The 2011 NIKE MAG shoes are not designed or intended for normal wear and use as footwear.
Q: DO THE 2011 NIKE MAG SHOES POWER-LACE?
No. For the power-lace feature you will have to wait until 2015.
Q: WHAT IS MICHAEL J. FOX REFERRING TO IN HIS VIDEO WHEN HE STATES, “A MATCHING GIFT IN AFFECT RIGHT NOW CAN DOUBLE YOUR CONTRIBUTION”?
Sergey Brin, co-founder of Google, and his wife Anne Wojcicki, co-founder of personal genetics company 23andMe, are matching up to $50 million in funds raised by the Foundation between now and December 31, 2012. Net proceeds from the 2011 NIKE MAG auctions on eBay will be matched, so please bid generously and help us maximize Challenge dollars.