2. Nike Air MAG
Release Date: 2011
Long after DVD copies were relegated to the bargain bin, Back To The Future Part II had sneakerheads thirsting for a sneaker that never even existed except on a studio lot. The Nike Air MAG, designed (and storyboarded) by Tinker Hatfield, allowed the heralded designer to throw reality to the wind and design what he imagined a sneaker from the future would look like. The result was a super-high hightop with self-tightening laces and lights in the heel. With 2015 right around the corner and the Hyperdunk where it is, it seems that the MAG became something of a self-fulfilling prophecy at Nike. But the Air MAG itself is what people wanted, and in 2011 they finally got their chance. Released in incredibly limited numbers via auction only, the MAG raised an incredible amount of money for The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research and made quite a few sneakerheads' dreams come true. For once, hype did a whole mess of good.