21 Oct 2015 9:46 PM +00:00 UTC

Nike Gives First 'Back To The Future' Self-Lacing Shoes To Michael J. Fox

Remember the iconic power laces worn by Marty McFly in Back to the Future Part 2? Well, since we've finally arrived in the film's "future" date, we're finally getting one of the things the movie predicted: Nike's self-lacing Air Mags!

This is not much of a surprise since we already knew that Nike had applied a patent for the technology, and an ad agency that works with the company teased a photo of the shoe last month.

But what better day to announce it than Oct. 1, 2015?

Nike lead Tinker Hatfield sent Fox a letter today that stated, "As the first, most celebrated wearer" of the Nike Mag shoes, "we wanted you to be the first to receive a living pair," according to a tweet from the actor.


Here's a transcription of the letter from Hatfield

Hey Michael,
Almost thirty years ago, we embarked on a journey to create a glimpse into "the future." Although the project started as science fiction, we're now proud to turn that fiction into fact. As the first, most celebrated wearing of the
Air Mag, we wanted you to be the first to receive a living pair. "I meant Nike Mag" (I must have "air" on the brain)!
What is so special about the Nike Air Mag is its impact continues to resonate. We may never know its final legacy, but we continue to work on projects that carry and progress some of its principles.
As you well know, innovation never stops at Nike so we're excited about what lies ahead for this idea. We know if you put your mind to it, you can accomplish anything.
In addition to your personal pair, we're creating more pairs for support in aid of the Michael J. Fox foundation in 2016. We hope that the combined effort will raise even more than the $9.4 million contributed in 2011 and to eliminating in some way Parkinson's Disease in our lifetime!

Michael J. Fox is expected to be in Jimmy Kimmel Live tonight. Are you going to get a pair of Nike's self-lacing shoes?