Nike got us all hot and bothered when it teased the launch of Nike Mags just like the shoes Michael J. Fox wore in Back to the Future. The company’s Back to the Future-themed hints together with a 2010 filing for self-fastening shoes had us pretty damn excited. Last night, Nike pulled back the curtain to reveal the 2011 Nike MAG shoe and though it’s a visual replica of Marty’s shoe, they aren’t self-fastening.
“The original NIKE MAG was worn by the Back to the Future character Marty McFly, played by Michael J. Fox, in the year 2015. It came alive, lit up and formed to Marty’s foot,” Nike says. “The 2011 NIKE MAG shoe was designed to be a precise replica of the original from Back to the Future II. The aesthetic is an exact match, down to the contours of the upper, the glowing LED panel and the electroluminescent NIKE in the strap. The 2011 NIKE MAG illuminates with the pinch of the “ear” of the high top, glowing for five hours per charge.”
The lack of a self-fastening feature was confirmed in the commercial for the shoes, which, of course, stars our favorite Doc Martin. The store salesman says the self-fastening version isn’t coming until 2015 (just like the movie!), and while that may be a joke, Nike does have the patent for it, so you never know.
If you still want a pair of 2011 Nike MAG shoes, you’ll be even further disappointed to discover that these aren’t going to be on general sale. Instead, there’s only going to be 1500 pairs made. Each day, eBay’s Fashion Vault will auction off 150 pairs and all proceeds will be going to the Michael J. Fox Foundation. The auctions will be running from September 8 at 8:30PM PST (the time of the announcement), and will end September 18. The going rate for a pair of the shoes seems to be between $4000 and $5000 and they run in sizes 7 to 13 (mens, I am assuming). Check out the auction here.
Its arrival might have been very sudden but this particular shoe is seriously one of the most anticipated Nike products ever. Even the unveiling event was pretty mysterious as the invitation was given only a few hours before it took place. From just a movie prop now to a real product, here it is: the Nike Air MAG, made famous by Back To The Future.
It was only appropriate that the shoe was revealed at Universal Studios in Los Angeles where the famed clock tower from the movie is located. As you can see, the new 2011 Nike Air MAG looked exactly as it was shown in the movie. It even comes together a number of LED panels that can be charged through the included docking station and are able to last up to five hours per charge. Unfortunately, the shoe will not come with the famed power lacing mechanism. Well, we can’t really blame Nike though…2015 is still four years away.
Only 1500 pairs of Nike Air MAG have been manufactured and all of them will be up for auction at http://nikemag.ebay.com starting from later today till 18 September. Obviously, it is not going to be cheap over there but since all the proceeds from the auction will go directly to Michael J.Fox (Back To The Future’s lead actor) Foundation for Parkinson Research, it is all good.
Every year, Bentley takes part on a fresh crop of student interns, and every year it participates in a charity fundraising event for The Prince’s Trust. For 2011, the Bentley Graduates are putting on an auction of items crafted in Bentley’s own workshop, and there are more than a few items we would welcome into our homes with open arms.
The selection includes such items as a chess set with machined-tooled aluminum pieces on a veneer board, a table made from a V8 engine block cribbed from a Mulsanne and a pair of lamps made from the cam shaft from a Continental. There’s 20 items in all, and each will be displayed at dealerships around the world and at the upcoming Goodwood Revival before going up for auction online at bentleybespokeauction.com.
Lamborghini is serious about carbon fiber. More than simply using the material, the Italian sportscar manufacturer has developed new types of it. The question is, what to do with it once it’s developed?
Well, they make supercars out of the stuff, for starters. But that’s not the end of the story. Lamborghini also has partnerships with such companies as Boeing and Callaway to use its carbon fiber in applications as varied as airplanes and golf clubs. And now Sant’Agata has found another application: handbags.
While plenty of companies are making all sorts of stuff out of finished, hardened and glossy carbon fiber sheets, Lamborghini claims to be the first to use the unfinished weave to produce this line of fashion accessories. The collection includes a soft travel duffel, a messenger bag and an envelope-style satchel. Each is made primarily out of the raw carbon fiber and fitted with hand-stitched leather, galvanized brass hardware and cotton lining, all put together by hand.
The items will be available through Lamborghini dealers worldwide and through its online store, but don’t expect to have any cash left over to stash inside the bags: prices range from $1,200 up to $2,100.
And you’re probably as rich, or richer, than Pit Bull, if you’re wearing one neways. While you might find some buyers who’ve stretched their finances from the S-Class or Jaguar they were going to buy to afford a Bentley, something tells us most Bentley drivers have got cash to burn. Burn on stuff like dinners at private clubs, plush leather smartphone cases, custom tailored suits and solid gold sunglasses.
Wait, what was that? That’s right, solid gold sunglasses – just the thing every Bentley driver should have, especially when riding in the new Continental GTC. Fortunately, Bentley offers just such an item, in conjunction with its (rather unfortunately named) merchandising partner Estede.
The sunglasses won’t keep you from contracting herpes or some other VD, but they will set you back at least $11,000 for the 18-karat white or rose gold frames, or upwards of $45k for the platinum ones. They’re all hand-made in Germany with Zeiss polarized lenses, and feature Bentley-designed details and individual numbers.
Only 100 examples of each will be made in various precious metals, and have apparently been selling out in markets like China, Hong Kong and Russia.
Here’s a shoe that you’ll probably want and won’t be able to get it. Not for your average treadmill running or some climb up Mt Everest. More like jumping around in your living room. Sony PlayStation and Nike have teamed up to create this PlayStation Move inspired Zoom Huarache Trainer and the Killzone themed Special Forces Boot, for a limited run collaboration timed with the PlayStation’s 15tih anniversary. Like the PlayStation Air Force Ones and last year’s PlayStation Air Trainer 1, you can expect to see this sparkling new in auction houses, fetching some high prices.
And how are you going to get them? They’ll not end up in stores of Sony or Nike, as these new ultra-limited edition kickers will only be available “for friends and family”. Good luck getting them.
Bentley is obsessed with their car’s quality and personalization. You’ll get to know that when you buy a Bentley. You’ll be thrown with nearly limitless colour options and trim choices for your chariot’s interior and exterior. And they think that it’s similar to ordering a custom suit, made to measure. That’s why they’ve partnered with Astor & Black. Yes, now you won’t only be thrown with massive of choices to blow your mind, you’ll also get your custom-tailored new suit. Read more…
Well, if you think Oakley’s $150 3D shades are something, wait till your girlfriend asks you for this. Yes, buying your own 3D glasses and bring them to the cinema is getting into the trend nowadays, but if the 3D glass will cost you $225, I think you should consider that again, and again. Unless you really don’t want to look like those mosquito-eyed-beings in the cinema, like the rest of the crowd. Then get this Gucci 3D glass. You can’t go wrong with them, as they’re ‘optically correct’ Real D frames. With its latest design and no plastic wraparounds, you’ll be the absolutely most fashionable person in a crowded dark room, where nobody will be looking at you. Look for these to hit your local US Gucci boutique. Or, you might want to wait for Louis Vuitton’s edition. But at least wearing this will make you look like Mr Smith, or Mrs Smith.
Yes, 3D glasses are starting to become a fashionable item for those decent-income crowds, so that they will look ‘in’ when going for the next Hollywood hyped-up 3D blockbuster. But when you throw in a ‘special edition’ tag to your 3D glasses, you’re back at square one. Expensive and barely luxurious, like overpriced cars with ‘special edition’ tag due to some cheap body kit and a spoiler. Read more…
This is a belt, obviously. But you’d expect it to be no ordinary belt, since we posted it here. It’s called a ‘retired belt’. Retired? Well, the belt’s material is made of repurposed bike tire, handmade in San Francisco, ca.