Saturday, September 10, 2011

Back To The Shoe-ture

The Back to the Future movies were awesome. And who doesn't like Michael J Fox? It was that second Back to the Future movie that had all of the cool stuff that we've been waiting for that has never materialized. (I'm talking hoverboards!) Well, until now. The Michael J Fox Foundation, eBay and Nike have all teamed up to sell those cool Nike sneakers that Marty McFly wore in Back to the Future II. The ones that lace up automatically! They're auctioning off 150 pairs of these shoes (one pair a day on eBay) per day until September 18. All of the money goes to help try to find a cure for Parkinson's. And the co-founder of the Google, Sergey Brin, will be matching all bids/donations up to a total of $50 million. Now don't get me wrong. I'm not saying that you're going to be able to afford any of these shoes. The bids start at $1,000. And from what I can tell from completed auctions, the average price per pair seems to be between $4,000 and $5,000. But it's still a good cause. (And unlike pasting some ambiguous status update on Facebook to give a false sense of raising awareness about something, this actually does raise awareness.) And again, who doesn't like Michael J Fox?

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