by Brendan Dunne
Last year's Halloween costume replica release of the Nike Mag left a lot of folks with Marty McFly sneakers that were visibly very different from the legitimate Nike version.
Hoping to help that crowd out is this Nike Mag upgrade kit. The kit consists of custom made Nike Mag straps complete with the light up detailing, as well as a set of decals that includes logos and "Nike Mag" hits that can be applied to pairs to make them look more like the real deal. The kit is selling for $200 and the replica Halloween Costumes version costs $100, but even $300 total is a fraction of the price that one can expect to pay for a pair from the charity auction Nike Mag release.
Then again there is the grey area on whether the sneaker should be considered a fake, which caused many to avoid the costume replica of the Back to the Future shoes in the first place. Remember that that pair isn't an actual Nike item, and makes no claims to be, but it is officially licensed by Universal Studios.
Anyone wanting to upgrade their Nike Mag pair can grab the kit on eBay.