Nike McFly Sneaker Activist Interviewed On Spacecadetz Myspace Blog
In February of this year, a blog called Spacecadetz launched. The purpose of the blog is to highlight some of the best MySpace content from profiles to videos to new features to events. Currently, the blog has an interview with Al Cabino, the man behind a petition that asks Nike to bring back McFlys, the sneakers featured in the Michael J. Fox movie Back to the Future II. Cabino, who's coined the term "sneaker activism" doesn't want to wait until 2015, the year rumor has it Nike will, perhaps, introduce McFlys to the public. Cabino wants the kicks now and has launched a vigorous campaign to get Nike's attention.
He's been asking us to write about his petition for almost a year and we just couldn't get that excited about it. After all, these were sneakers that might have been cool circa 1985. Though they'd certainly look different if re-introduced, today, they look like they belong in the same back closet pile with the Member Only jacket. But, to each his own. Fashion is a relative term.That's why we have Trucker Hats. Anyway, he's running a successful campaign and has 17,000 signatures to date and it's an intriguing approach to get a brand to make something it could immediately sell to at least 17,000 people.