After writing the Sneaker Pimp article, I received an email from a twenty something male named AC. Almost a year ago he set out to propose a new sneaker manufactured by Nike. In order to obtain this he set out a goal of 100,000 signatures for his petition he created. So far, the petition has reached over 25,000 names. Signatures for this request have been received via internet or word of mouth.
He created this venture by himself in the frozen but friendly land of Canada, says AC. He is a former writer of Sneaker Freaker magazine in Australia and a contributor to “Adidas Superstar 35″. He has visited the Adidas headquarters in Germany. He declares love for Nike, Puma, Adidas, classic Reebok, Vans, Converse and New Balance Japanese editions.
The shoe that he is so hopeful for are the The McFlys, a sneaker worn by Michael J. Fox’s character, Marty McFly, in Back to the Future II. This shoe was created by Nike and has never been worn outside of the movie set. Due to its exclusivity this makes The McFlys the holy grail of movie sneakers, according to AC. One can obtain the shoes Eddie Murphy wore in Beverly Hills Cop. The Nike Cortez is available from the movie Forrest Gump. The Kill Bill Tigers (Asics) that Uma Thurman wore can be acquired. Rocky wore a pair of Chuck Taylor’s (Converse) that can be purchased, as well.
The campaign has a commercial done by Robert Ryang, an award winning New York film editor. The commercial can be viewed below:
Although nothing can be confirmed a release date of 2015 has been talked about.
For updates & information, email AC at: firstname.lastname@example.org
To sign the petition: http://www.petitiononline.com/future2