Are Nike’s Back to the Future 2 Sneakers Dropping Today? Oct21

Are Nike’s Back to the Future 2 Sneakers Dropping Today?...

The big rumor that swirled around the never ending line of Marty McFlys at New York Comic Con this year was a big one. As the Martys patiently waited for their Pepsi Perfect bottle, people started talking about the Nike Mag, the power lacing sneakers from Back to the Future 2. The rumor, one that every Marty McFly who heard it wanted to believe, is that Nike is going to drop the Nike Mag, complete with power laces, today, October 21, 2015. Why today? Because today is the day that Marty McFly traveled to in the future in Back to the Future 2. There are reasons to believe this rumor is true. Nike announced last year that power laces are coming, to the delight of everyone who felt underwhelmed by the 2011 Mag release. But the thing that has me most believing that Power Lace Mags are dropping today is this tweet from Nike last night. .@realmikefox see you tomorrow. — Nike (@Nike) October 21, 2015 I can’t be the only one hitting F5 on the Nike site all day today. But I think Nike will stick to the time that Marty and Doc landed in the future and release the sneakers at 4:29 PM We’re descending toward Hill Valley, California, at 4:29 pm, on Wednesday, October 21st, 2015. #BTTF2015 #FutureDay pic.twitter.com/cZVi15wx93 — Back to the Future™ (@BacktotheFuture) October 21, 2015 In the meantime, I’ll still be reloading Nike’s web store every minute...

Prefontaine – Review Sep13

Prefontaine – Review...

A recent trip to Eugene, Oregon inspired my watching of the biopic Prefontaine. In case you’re not familiar with Eugene, it’s an interesting town. Almost everyone there seems to be either a hardcore runner or a meth head. I’d say the population is 40% runners, 40% meth heads, and 20% people finding their own thing. I’m focused on the runners today. Eugene’s nickname is Track Town, USA (much better choice than Methtropolis, USA). It’s home of the University of Oregon’s Ducks track team and is the birthplace of sneaker company Nike. Despite his short time on this  Earth, Steve Prefontaine is one of the most famous American runners in history. He’s an Olympian who went to the University of Oregon, and spent his adult life living in Oregon. On my trip to Euguene, I went running on the Prefontaine Memorial Running Trail in Alton Baker Park. This trail might be my favorite trail on which I’ve ever run. The trail itself is gorgeous. You pass by Autzen Stadium, the home of the Ducks, as well as a tranquil stream lined with what must be the nicest houses in Euguene, and shaded woods. The trail is super soft; I’m guessing there are ground up Nikes mixed in with the wood chips. If you ever find yourself Eugene, make sure you go for a run on this trail. It was running on Pre’s Trail that made me want to learn more about his life. Before this, I pretty much only knew that he ran fast and died young. Prefontaine does a good job of telling Pre’s life story. The movie is not a documentary, but every now and again it cuts away to Steve’s friends and family in the present day talking about Steve back then....