Some of you might remember a couple posts I wrote a year ago about 80s movies homages popping up in real life. The second post focused on a patent for the self-lacing NIKE sneakers from Back to the Future – Part 2. I wrote in jest that NIKE might actually put such shoes on the market. This morning, I found this stellar video. Kevin Durant sure can’t act, but Bill Hader’s responses to his deadpan quoting of the movie makes this hilarious. Plus, Lone Pine Mall. Continuity wins one for once!
Seeing Christopher Lloyd in his BTTF2 outfit makes me far, far too happy for my own good. His voice mixes with that sparkly time travel music is pure magic. Honestly, even if Christopher Lloyd didn’t make an appearance, those songs made me giddy as hell. It’s one of the best movie themes ever, and the Huey Lewis ending is perfect. Oh, did anyone else notice the Libyans’ van in the parking lot?
It’s sad how few of these shoes are actually going to be put to auction. It being a sweet-ass collectors item, I have a feeling the final prices will be far to hefty for my “cool shit” budget. However, it’s very cool that they are giving proceeds to Michael J. Fox’s charity. While I’m mad I probably won’t be able to nab a pair, it’s good to know this cool product is going to make money for a good cause that affects the actor who made the product famous.
This video also means there is a slim, slim chance BTTF2 actually predicted the events of 2015. Now we just need widely-sold hoverboards, the wearing-two-ties-at-the-same-time trend and 15 more Jaws sequels within the next four years.
UPDATE: Just found out they aren’t self-lacing. I’m pretty sure this is a crime. If it isn’t a crime, I need to build a time machine and take NIKE execs to the right time in the future when this would be a crime and charge them with the crime of making Back to the Future merchandise less cool.