The Nike Air Mag Is Selling for About $6,000 Per Pair

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The Nike Air Mag, a shoe I dreamt of wearing as a kid and can only dream of buying today, are being auctioned off for the search for a cure for Parkinson's Disease. They're selling for $6,142 a pair.

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According to Darren Rovell of CNBC, the first 150 pairs have averaged $6,142 per pair for a total of $921,290. That's beyond expensive, which is unfortunate for sneakerheads, but great for humanity because all the proceeds are going to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research. Sergey Brin, Google co-founder, will also match the donations up to $50 million.

Checking at current listings now though, it looks like the price of the Air Mag may have dipped a little bit to $4,000 a pair. That's still more money than I could ever afford for a pair of shoes (though that doesn't mean I didn't think about bidding on a pair for a good two hours), I expect the price to dip a little more and then spike up when the auction is in its stretch run. If it ever gets to below a $1000 though... [Nikemag.eBay.com via @DarrenRovell]


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DISCUSSION

DonPianta
DonPianta

The only bad thing is that these shows weren't designed to be worn as normal shoes... Go to the Q&A section on the main page and it tells you that these were designed as replicas, they were not meant for normal wear and use. They look amazing, but i'm not about to pay $5000 for a replica shoe that's not even supposed to be worn.

Here's the Q&A from the bottom of the auction page:

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.