Tinie Tempah Buys 'Back to the Future' Sneakers for $37K

British rapper's purchase benefits Michael J. Fox Foundation

September 12, 2011 11:55 AM ET
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British rapper Tinie Tempah has reportedly paid $37,500 in a charity auction for a pair of limited edition 2011 Nike Mag sneakers. The shoes, which are based on a design worn by Michael J. Fox's character Marty McFly in the 1989 movie Back to the Future Part II, have been produced in a run of 1500 pairs and are being sold 150 pairs at a time on eBay's Fashion Vault site.

Tempah, an avid sneaker collector, bought his pair in a live charity event in Los Angeles on Thursday night. Proceeds of the auction will go to the Michael J. Fox Foundation, which raises money for Parkinson's Disease research.

You can check out the highly coveted Nike Mag sneakers in the video below.

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