Marty McFly Shoes Sell for ... $37K

To British rapper Tinie Tempah
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 9, 2011 1:35 PM CDT
This promo image shows the 2011 Nike Mag, a limited-edition shoe based on a glowing pair Marty McFly wore in "Back to the Future II."   (AP Photo/Nike)

(Newser) – Quick, what’s the most you’re willing to pay for a pair of shoes? If you’re figure was less than five-digits long, then you can’t hope to hang with British rapper Tinie Tempah, who last night spent a whopping $37,500 for the first pair of “Nike Mags,” a limited edition replica of the shoes Marty McFly wore in Back to the Future Part II, TMZ reports.

Of course, Tinie didn’t lay down that kind of dough on eBay, where the shoes are selling in the more affordable four-digit price range. He bought the shoes at a live charity auction in LA, and they even came with a replica "plutonium case" from the movie, notes the Hollywood Reporter. A spokesman says the rapper’s a serious shoe collector, and fell in love with the, er, futuristic light-up sneakers at first sight. All the money goes to benefit the Michael J. Fox Foundation.

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