Today I had a dream realised and then a dream taken away.
Funny how life does that sometimes.
This may seem like a post all about material goods but the truth is that i saw Back to the Future 2 when I was 15. Like every teenager who saw that movie we all came away with the same thoughts.
And it wasn’t flying cars.
And it wasn’t holographic adverts
And it wasn’t engines that run on garbage.
It was hover boards and power trainers.
And now FOUR years before the movie was set (2015) one of the two are out.
Look at this:
And with every glimpse I take. Every longing look I give them. Every childhood moment that screams inside of me that I want to own a pair and strut around in them I know that I will never own a pair.
Instead when I turn on the TV I will see a bunch of rappers and celebs wearing them.
You see Nike has decided to auction off all 1,500 pairs of these amazing BTTF trainers/sneakers (depends where you are in the world) on eBay.
Evil right? Cause that means it will be impossible to pick up a pair for less than $10,000.
Only it’s not evil. It’s wonderful.
You see they have teamed up with Michael J. Fox and his Parkinson’s charity and all profits after Nike take back their costs will go to the charity – http://www.michaeljfox.org/
And Sergey Brin and Anne Wojcicki have said they will match all of the combined bids up to the tune of $50million.
How fucking awesome is that?
So dear celebs, rappers, multi-millionaires please go bid. Bid your ass off. Bid till your mouse finger hurts. Get the total to $50million and watch $100million get donated to help people with Parkinson’s and let the future be without people suffering from it.
And if you can’t afford the trainers and want to help out why not donate to the charity instead 🙂