Subway Scenes: ‘Back to the Future’ Nike Air Mags Spotted on D Train

Posted on: January 2nd, 2014 at 6:00 am by
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Two years ago, Nike unveiled super-limited edition kicks inspired by Back to the Future – the Nike Air Mags. These sneakers were originally designed as film props (self-lacing, though) in the second movie and were always one of the cooler inventions in the franchise.

1,500 pairs of the Nike Mag were auctioned off, some netting as high as $3,500 apiece. Net proceeds went toward the Michael J. Fox Foundation to fight Parkinson’s Disease.

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So it certainly comes as a surprise to actually see someone wearing the Mags in the wild; scuffing them up on the gross floors of the subway, and out there on the streets. Especially since they’re so valuable. Indeed, these puppies are selling new on eBay for upwards of $7,000.

Nevertheless, we spotted this dude on the D train earlier this week donning what appear to be the Nike Mags. UPDATE: as a bunch of internet trolls have pointed out, these are most likely knockoffs.

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