When most sneakerheads and movie fanatics checked their e-mail inboxes for the results of the auto-lacing Nike Mag raffle earlier this week, they were greeted with a message letting them know they hadn't won. That wasn't the case for Minneapolis' Aaron Borland, one of only 89 entrants to receiving a winning message from designer Tinker Hatfield.
Borland shared his story with CBS Minnesota, explaining that he purchased three of the unlimited $10 raffle tickets for the drawing. The irony there is that as a fan of the Back to the Future movies, he actually spent more money buying the Universal Studios replica version, which sells for $70 - $80 at halloweencostumes.com.
As of now, Borland is unsure whether or not he'll sell his pair of Mags, and who could blame him? The first pair was auctioned off for more than $100,000 in Hong Kong earlier this month.
“Tangible items like memorabilia do have both monetary value and emotional value," Borland told CBS. "And knowing that this is something not many people will ever have in their lifetime, that will definitely weigh into the decision."