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Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment.

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  1. Z. Woolf
    September 8, 2011 at 11:06 pm — Reply

    There is a pair on ebay that is at 29,000 as I write this. Glad to see that all the money will benefit charity, but I was completely ready to shell out $120 for a pair of these.

  2. Randallw
    September 8, 2011 at 11:32 pm — Reply

    I may be a dense, but tell me, do they self lace or don’t they because it’s only 2011?

    • Z. Woolf
      September 8, 2011 at 11:37 pm — Reply

      According to the advertisements, and other things I have read, they do not….yet.

    • September 9, 2011 at 9:04 am — Reply

      In the video they say “not until 2015.” Lame.

  3. John I.G.
    September 9, 2011 at 1:53 am — Reply

    This can’t be a coincidence, the viral ads from Argentine, the shoes being released with their own ad featuring doc and Bill Hader.

    This has gotta be leading somewhere right?

  4. September 9, 2011 at 6:27 am — Reply

    After all these years… they still look pretty ugly don’t they?

  5. Seneca
    September 9, 2011 at 7:11 am — Reply

    Wow something I dont want for a price I would never pay, that and they are really hideous.

  6. September 9, 2011 at 9:04 am — Reply

    I’ll pay $5k for a hoverboard though please.

  7. Russ Catt
    September 9, 2011 at 9:26 am — Reply

    You need to go to the website for the shoes.
    You get to play around with a “Time machine”
    Some of the background videos you can watch are hilarious.
    Dinosaurs are fighting at Jan 1, 0000
    Aliens are walking around at Dec 31, 9999
    I had to tear myself away so that I could actually get some work done!

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