The Marty McFly-tastic Nike MAG eBay auction (dubbed "Back 4 the Future" given its Back to the Future tie-in) has ended, with impressive results as a fundraiser for Michael J. Fox's foundation.
During the 10 day period of the auction, all 1,500 pairs of shoes were sold, many to millionaires (check out Kanye West's B4TF kicks) to be sure, but all for a great cause.
Stupiddope.com reports that the final tally raised at auction was $5,695,190 and 53 cents — for which Sergey Bin, Co-Founder of Google, is matching dollar for dollar. That $11 million will now see its way to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research.
But don't fret all you sneaker fans out there, because although the shoe may have been out of reach for many, there is more memorabilia going around to hopefully satisfy that craving.
Fans scooped up the 4-inch ceramic replica shoes that were sold at the special events Nike held for the release (only 350 of these were made, so it became an instant collectible).
The Lego replica (above) was built by Orion Pax, although really dedicated fans can build their own.
And if you're a sneakerhead, you're probably already aware of Nike's next must-have item: behold, the Nike Lebron 9.
The shoe will be released on October 25, and earlier specialized version will be released earlier. Also, the Nike LeBron 9 will be the first LeBron James signature shoe available on NIKEiD.com, where (starting October 11,) the LeBron 9 can be previewed with full design options available.