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How to get your own pair of Nike’s ‘Back to the Future’ shoes

If you’re a seriously big Back to the Future fan and love the idea of slipping into a pair of Marty McFly’s Nike Mag sneakers – yes, the self-lacing ones – then here’s your chance.

Nike, which boldly claims the Mags are “destined to alter the course of sport,” really has gone and incorporated “power laces” into the sneaker, meaning you’ll be in them and away faster than the movie’s souped-up DeLorean.

But the fact that they’re being offered in a raffle means you’ll have to be exceedingly lucky to bag a pair.

There are only 89 pairs up for grabs, with “the majority available to residents of the U.S. and Canada,” so unless Lady Luck has a habit of shining on you, best you don’t build your hopes up.

The sports giant has partnered with the Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF) for the draw, which runs from now through October 11, 2016. The winners will be notified on October 17, 2016.

Each ticket costs $10, and you can increase your chances by buying as many as you like. But if you don’t win a pair (let’s face it, you probably won’t), you can feel satisfied that all your cash is going toward helping researchers find a cure for Parkinson’s.

More details on how to enter the draw can be found here. Good luck, y’all!

If it’s the shoe’s self-lacing trick that presses your nerd button, just hang in there till next month when Nike launches the HyperAdapt 1.0 sneakers. These, like the Mag sneakers, also feature the special “adaptive fit” functionality (or power-lacing) that cause the shoe to gently tighten around the foot when its pressure sensitive sensors are activated. Two buttons on the side allow the wearer to tighten and loosen the shoe for a perfect fit.

The technology and shoe design has been years in the making, but with the HyperAdapt 1.0 sneakers, Nike is finally delivering on its promise to roll out a consumer-oriented version, albeit in limited quantities.

“We started creating something for fiction and we turned it into fact, inventing a new technology that will benefit all athletes,” Nike chief Mark Parker said earlier this year.

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