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Spend over five grand on “Back to the Future” Nike Mags for a good cause

Spend over five grand on “Back to the Future” Nike Mags for a good cause (photo)

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Yesterday we told you all about the 2011 Nike Mag sneaks, replicas of the shoes worn by Michael J. Fox in the 1989 flick “Back to the Future Part II.” We’ve since found out that while these models don’t have the coveted self-tie technology, they are being sold for charity, which makes their current going price of around $5,000 a little more understandable.

TechCrunch reported that Nike patented the shoes’ “power laces” in 2010, but according to a new commercial for the shoes, that feature won’t be available until 2015 (the same year Fox’s character visited in “Back to the Future Part II”). A slew of the shoes are currently up for auction at, but don’t expect to get a pair without dropping a few thousand dollars, more if you happen to wear a popular size.

Fortunately, all that filthy lucre is going to a good cause, specifically the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. This way, when someone accuses you of being a crass adherent of a shallow consumer culture, based simply on your $5,000 pair of light-up sneakers, you can feel free to accuse them of being against Parkinson’s research.

Check out the commercial for the shoes below, which stars “Saturday Night Live’s” Bill Hader and Kevin Durant, who plays for Oklahoma City Thunder, which apparently, is an actual basketball team. Who knew? More importantly, however, the spot also features an actor reprising his role from the “Back to the Future” movies.

What do you think about the new Nike Mags? How much dough would you be willing to drop on a pair? Tell us in the comments below or on Facebook and Twitter.

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The Best Of The Last

Portlandia Goes Out With A Bang

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The end is near. In mere days Portlandia wraps up its final season, and oh what a season it’s been. Lucky for you, you can watch the entire season right now right here and on the IFC app, including this free episode courtesy of Subaru.

But now, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the new classics Fred and Carrie have so thoughtfully bestowed upon us. (We’ll be looking back through tear-blurred eyes, but you do you.)

Couples Dinner

It’s not that being single sucks, it’s that you suck if you’re single.

Cancel it!

A sketch for anyone who has cancelled more appointments than they’ve kept. Which is everyone.

Forgotten America

This one’s a “Serial” killer…everything both right and wrong about true crime podcasts.

Wedding Planners

The only bad wedding is a boring wedding.

Disaster Hut

It’s only the end of the world if your doomsday kit doesn’t include rosé.

Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at

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Your Portlandia Personality Test

The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.

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Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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