St. Paul, Minn. man wins rare pair 'Back to the Future' inspired Nikes

Self lacing Nike Mags
Self lacing Nike Mags

- 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.


Former Gophers football player, David Cobb tweeted at Borland,

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.

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