Tinker Hatfield Announces Nike Mag in a Letter to Michael J. Fox

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Michael J. Fox took to Twitter to share a letter he'd received today, handwritten by legendary Nike designer Tinker Hatfield. In addition to a hand-drawn illustration of Michael holding the Nike Mag, Tinker drops a casual P.S. regarding the futuristic shoe that reads, "If my calculations are correct ... your pair should be with you shortly." Tinker confirms in the body of the letter that Nike Mags have bee created to benefit Michael's foundation, and as the actor who first donned a pair in Back to the Future, he should be the first recipient of the shoe. Read the entire letter below:

Hey Michael, Almost thirty years ago we embarked on a journey to create a glimpse into “the future.” Although the project started as science fiction, we’re now proud to turn that fiction into fact. As the first, most celebrated wearer of the Nike Air Mag, we wanted you to be the first to receive a living pair. I meant ‘Nike Mag’ (I must have air on the brain!) What is so special about the Nike Air Mag is its impact continues to resonate. We may never know its final legacy, but we continue to work on projects that carry and progress some of its principles. As you well know innovation never stops at Nike so we’re excited about what lies ahead for this idea. We know if you put your mind to it, you can accomplish anything. In addition to your personal pair, we’re creating more pairs for support in aid of the Michael J. Fox Foundation In 2016. We hope that the combined effort will raise even more than the $9.4 million collected in 2011 and contribute in some way to eliminating Parkinson’s Disease in our lifetime! Your Friend, Tinker PS If my calculations are correct… your pair should be with you shortly

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