Saturday, October 24, 2009

Nike | Air Yeezy Release Date November of 1989?

Is it just me or was Michael J. Fox (Marty McFly) the first to own a pair of Air Yeezy's? As we all know Back to the Future 2 came out in 1989 exactly 20 years previous to the highly anticipated (for some) Air Yeezy release.

Though the Air Yeezy fails to have a power lace option, it did come in an almost identical silhouette with the exception of the strap placement. I mean even the colorway is similar to the Nike Air 2015. I guess they were only 6 years off.

All that aside this post was initially going to be about one of my favourite Canadians, Michael J. Fox, and the work he is doing for Parkinson's Research. The Michael J. Fox Foundation is dedicated to finding a cure for Parkinson's disease through an aggressively funded research initiative that focuses on improved therapy options as well "uncovering a cure within our lifetime". The Edmonton, Alberta native was diagnosed with Parkinson's in 1991 and committed himself to this campaign in 1998 after disclosing his condition publicly. To date the Michael J. Fox Foundation has funded more than $154 million in Parkinson's research. I encourage you to see how you too can get involved here.

Also if you are interested in my Yeezy theory you can check out the main scene from Back to the Future 2 here.

(via. MichaelJFoxFoundation)