Back To The Future Trainers – Review

Back To The Future Trainers

Do you remember the ‘Back To The Future’ movies? Of course, you do 🙂 In the 1980s and 1990s these movies dominated the cinema houses around the world and captured the attention of millions of people.Back To The Future Trainers

In the second film of the trilogy, we saw the character Marty McFly wearing his futuristic shoes and most of us if not all said WOW.So I will write a small review about Back to the future trainers.

How many of us were then left wondering if we could buy shoes like this or would they ever exist even?

Well here is the future! These shoes now really do exist and they are great, comfortable and unique.

These ‘Back to the Future’ shoes are very similar to the ones in the movie, and for sure you will make an impression whilst wearing them.

Many people will stop you on the street, they will admire them, and be amazed and curious where you have obtained them from 🙂


 One of the most asked questions is, do they really light up like they do in the movie?

Well, the answer is yes, they do!

I can tell you for sure, they light up and have a battery life of over 5 hours so that’s good news, isn’t it?

Some of you are probably worried if they are suitable for children. Well, they certainly are but there is one thing to be aware of.

This footwear is not designed for general every day use and constant wear during children’s activities could lead to early unwanted damage. They are basically a costume style shoe.

Self Auto Laces

The Self-Lacing system is not in place for this particular brand. The technology has been developed and shoes will be going on sale in the future, but as it stands at the time of writing, they are not available.

 Are They As Expected?

 As I have said, they are very similar to the original ones are shown in the movie.

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They come in grey and white colours and they have an adjustable Velcro strap around the ankles with elastic on the top of the shoe.

The shoes light up just like in the film in the bottom clear part of the outer sides and are operated by wires with a tiny switch in the ankle area.

A double split micro HDML cable is included to charge both of the shoes simultaneously in the box. Even though there are no instructions, it is not difficult to see how to connect them to charge.

Michael J Fox Trainers

Michael J Fox Trainers

Negative Points

Unfortunately, there is no Nike rubber symbol on the flaps but you can buy them separately from e-bay and attach them. A lot of buyers have done this and they say it looks great.

You don’t get the Nike symbol because they are officially licensed by Universal Studios.

Most of the people that bought this product are satisfied. They said it is exactly what they expected. You can take them at a reasonable price too at around 100 dollars.

You can take also a strap upgrade, lighted, and they look amazing.

It has been recommended by the people who have bought them to take a size bigger if you have wide feet.

Latest news

back to the future shoes

back to the future shoes

In late 2015, Nike announced that they will be releasing the hyper-adapt 1.0, a self-laces edition of these shoes, in which sensors on the bottom will register the weight of the wearer and once they read the position of the foot inside, a series of pulleys will contract the upper part of the shoe.

So, they are real and you will be able to adjust how tight you want them by pushing a plus or minus button.

The first pair has already been sent to Michael J Fox who plays the lead role in the movies, and they are a limited edition only at this moment in time…but…Great Scott:) they are exactly like in the movie.

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They will be available soon only via auction and with all proceeds going to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.

Why buy them?

The only reason to buy them I think is for the fans of the ‘Back To The Future ‘ movies and for people who are already familiar with the shoes to own a piece of Michael J. Foxhistory.

They are THE MICHAEL. J. FOX shoes from the future.

Who would think that what was just in the writer’s imagination at that time today is a reality?

If you look, most of the ideas from these films have seen reality. Self-lacing shoes are coming, self-adjustable jackets, hoverboards, and other items are now available for us and… they are all very real.

So, except the fact they are a very cool and comfortable trainer, you will have a piece of history in your home. For me and I think for many of you, they are priceless.

I assure you that as soon as I have news about the new self-lacing edition, I will inform you.

Have you purchased a pair of these shoes already? If so what do you think of them? I would love to hear from you.

Thank you for reading and any comment or questions are welcome.


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Cristina Boros
I have always been interested in time travel. From a very young age I was forever watching movies that would take me back in time.

I would love to hear from all of you who are also interested in this subject. Movies? Science? Book? Literature?

Whatever your interest is, I would love to meet you.


  1. Anh Nguyen


    These shoes looks awesome! Not that I was into the 80s trend but love the flashing back.

    I’d like to know though why do they not have the Nike symbols on them? And where do you buy those to attach any ways?

    Let me know and thanks for sharing!

    Have a great day,

    1. Cristina Boros (Post author)

      they don t have the nike because they are universal picture production but you can buy them from e bay 🙂

  2. Benson

    They look amazing i love to be part of history and im gonna buy one soon. The article is very insightful great detail.

    1. Cristina Boros (Post author)

      Thank you and If you are interested I will send you the link 🙂

  3. Tanaquillo

    Oh my goodness, my husband would love these. I think I might hold out for the self lacing version if it ends up being a reasonable price. Is there any indication on when the self lacing Nike’s will be released?

    It’s amazing how ingenious people are. I look forward to flying Delorians as one of the next great innovations.

    1. Cristina Boros (Post author)

      they are ready but as I said, for now only martin mc fly has one:) thanks and I will let you know:)

  4. Sam

    awesome shoes! who wouldve thought that nike company would actually make that! id love to see the self lace feature, i’m positive my boyfriend would get head over hills by them! it is a great gift to give to someone who have a variety of shoe collections! how does it feel in your feet lets say after a long day? great insights BTW!

    1. Cristina Boros (Post author)

      people who wear them say that are very very comfortable. Indeed a very nice present:)))

  5. Matt's Mom

    Yes, I do remember the Back to the Future movies. I can recall how interesting they were. They made time travel seem so possible. The shoes actually look pretty cool. Not sure I would want them to light up though. You did a great job with your review of the shoes. Anybody that is a Back to the Future fan might like them. You might want to let us know where we can buy them 🙂

    1. Cristina Boros (Post author)

      Thank you for your nice words:) The shoes you light them up only if you want 🙂 there is a button :))) thanks for reading:)

  6. Brandy

    I am a die hard Back to the Future fan! In fact last week i had a bunch of friends over and we did the trilogy marathon.

    This shoes are awesome. While I personally would never wear them, I would love to own them just for the nostalgia factor.

    I’m kinda nerding out over them. The fan girl in me wants these so bad! Lol.

    1. Cristina Boros (Post author)

      yes I understand you 🙂 )) Nice for your back to the future colection:))

  7. Daniel Lara

    Hi, Cristina! Wow! I never thought I would see this in my lifetime. Having watched the Back to the Future movies when they were actually in the screen, it was a dream of all the kids to have the sneakers and the flying boards. It seems that now both are true! I hope this gets to Brazil soon enough so I can try one of these.

    1. Cristina Boros (Post author)

      yes finally is true:)) you should try them :)) it worth to have them even just for collection, Is really amazing how things develop in a few years:)) ,

  8. Cynthia

    I love time travel movies also! The shoes are so very awesome. I had no idea that you could buy these on ebay! Wow I know a lot of people that would love these shoes. I actually would love a pair myself. I wonder, can I do work outs in these shoes? I have a Body Pump Class where the instructor likes to dress up and look cool. I bet she would love a pair.

    1. Cristina Boros (Post author)

      Hello Cyndia,
      I think those trainers are very cool.They are very comfortable and for Body Pump class would be great:) I wanted also a pair for my self and I think I will order soon:)
      I think is a great present for somebody and I am sure your instructor will love them.
      Thanks for visiting my site and if you are interesting you can always order them on Amazon for a very good price.
      Have a good day.


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