ST. PAUL, Minn. (KMSP) - A St. Paul, Minnesota man is one of the lucky winners of the infamous self-lacing Nike Mags. The shoes are so rare, only 89 pairs of them are being made worldwide.
Aaron Borland, a former University of Minnesota football recruiting assistant, found out on Monday he was one of 84 winners. Nike held a charitable drawing in partnership with the Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF) where people could purchase tickets for $10. 100% of the proceeds from the drawing went to MJFF to help find a cure for Parkinson’s disease.
According to Borland’s Twitter, he donated $30 the last day of the raffle.
To those asking about the #NIKEMAG drawing, I donated $30. Got incredibly lucky! Pumped to own a piece of history 🙏🏻 -🆎— Aaron Borland (@Aaron_Borland) October 17, 2016
Former Gophers football player, David Cobb tweeted at Borland,
lol I would normally be mad bc I didn't win but since u did it's all good. Keep em in the family https://t.co/JQz0pm2rpX— HERCULES (@DCobb27) October 17, 2016
The kicks became famous in the 1989 film, Back to the Future Part II - when Marty McFly slipped into a pair of light-up self-lacing shoes.
A pair of the shoes sold for over $100,000 at a Hong Kong auction. The auction was to raise money for the Michael J. Fox Foundation.