‘Back to the Future Part II’ Self-Lacing Sneakers are up for Auction . Marty mcfly wore these in back to the future 2 released in 1989. as seen in the 1989 classic sequel and released in a limited quantity to the public in 2016,
The sneaker, is part of a collection of 100 of the world’s rarest sneakers. The Stadium Goods: The Ultimate Sneaker Collection bidding closed for this collection on July 23rd 2019.
The Stadium Goods x Sothebys ‘Ultimate Sneaker Collection Auction’ was accessible via Sothebys.com, or just want to check out the collection on display, it was at Sothebys New York Galleries on 1334 York Ave.
The Nike MAG ‘Back to the Future’ 2016 sneakers are Considered one of the greatest innovations in sneaker history. These sneakers could be looked back on as a unique pop culture goodie, Sneakers can increase in value over time. Limited releases and mega collaborations can increase the hype, and demand. the Nike Mags first caught everyones attention as a movie prop, developed by designer Tinker Hatfield and Nike CEO Mark Parker almost three decades ago, when director Robert Zemeckis’ requested a futuristic sneaker to use in the 1989 sequel, set in the year 2015.
30 years later, the shoes are still popular, and it’s the concept of the future. The innovation in sneakers; they have a mechanism that recognizes your foot to tie the laces itself.
the auction collection was created by gathering extremely rare sneakers. The Nike Mags, which took 10 years to develop before being made available to the public, first in 2011 without the automatic laces, and then in 2016 with them, which were hard to get. Only 1,500 pairs of first-generation Mags went on sale in 2011, and only 89 pairs of the self-lacing shoes were created and released in 2016.
Sneakerheads know these shoes are for sale on various sites and avenues online, but Wunsch believes this auction, done collaboratively with Stadium Goods, offers buyers authenticity. “They’re art collectibles, but they’re also utilitarian items, so the less people use these shoes increases the value, because the scarcity increases. These Nike Mags are in pristine condition; they’ve never been worn, so they are extremely rare,” says Wunsch. “Most likely some of the people who bought the extremely limited pairs that were issued have worn them and may continue to wear them so, in that way, finding a pristine condition version will only accrue interest so long as they’re kept in that shape.”
Wunsch can’t reveal where the shoes come from, but they are being kept on display in two individual cases at Sotheby’s in New York, along with the other 98 pairs, which include five sets of unreleased versions from the Travis Scott x Air Jordan 4 “Friends & Family Collection,” designed by the multiplatinum rapper himself, as well as a pair of Adidas sneakers Pharrell Williams designed for Chanel, worn by Karl Lagerfeld.
“To think about Karl Lagerfeld owning these sneakers and keeping them in pristine condition, that’s incomparable,” says Wunsch. “I’m also unbelievably excited to see what happens with the historic Nike ‘Moon Shoe,'” he says, referring to the never-worn handmade shoes that are one of only 12 pairs ever made, with treads resembling those of the Apollo astronauts, designed by Nike co-founder and track coach Bill Bowerman for runners at the 1972 Olympics trials.
Shoezeum is selling the original.
The OG self-lacing shoe—one of only a handful made for the 1989 film—launched a bidding war between 220 sneaker collectors.
As reported by Sole Collector, eBay seller shoezeum hosted the auction after securing the sneaker from the personal collection of a longtime Nike employee.
There is no word on whether the film’s star,Michael J. Fox—actually wore this specific shoe. While the Nike Swoosh and triangular cutouts are just about right, the strap curiously crosses the laces; Marty McFly’s kicks featured a strap at the top, around the ankle.
In 2011, Nike auctioned 1,500 pairs of replica Mags (which light up but don’t have self-tying laces), raising funds for Fox’s charity dedicated to finding a cure for Parkinson’s disease.
The formerly fictional footwear, however, became a reality a couple of years ago, when Nike made a working pair of self-lacing sneaks, auctioned off in Hong Kong.
The manufacturer in 2016 released the Nike Hyperadapt 1.0—legitimate self-lacing shoes.
This modern adaptation is the most high-tech pair of shoes any sportswear company has developed; not just a gimmick, the sneakers feature advanced athletic technology, and require a power source.
These are two articles from sotheby and shoezeum.
I wish I could add these to my sneaker collection!
I’ve had worn many sneakers in my life and collected them. All different kinds of sneakers, converse, adidas, nike, reebok, puma, fila. I been thinking to post my favorite brands on my blog and on my channel as well. I am obsessed with sneakers as you can tell.
You can find other kinds of sneaker collections online as well. I will post more when I see something new.
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