With Netflix dropping the hotly anticipated Michael Jordan docu-series ‘The Last Dance’ on Sunday, fans have been quick to identify the iconic footwear featured on-screen. StockX, the World’s first ‘Stock Market of Things’, has compiled the ultimate list of shows and films to keep sneaker and streetwear fans entertained on lockdown. From Uma Thurman’s Onitsuka Tiger in Kill Bill to Forrest Gump’s Nike Cortez trainers, TV and films have long been a source of style inspiration.
Here are our ultimate TV shows and films for lockdown with the footwear to match:
Best for the sports-obsessed: The Last Dance
Hot of the press, Netflix has dropped the first two episodes of a ten-part documentary series on the legend that is Michael Jordan. With never-seen-before footage, the show follows the Chicago Bulls’ final title run in the 1997-98 NBA season and features a host of iconic footwear worn by the man himself.
From Air Jordan XI to the Ferrari-inspired Air Jordan XIV, the new series treats sneakerheads to some of the greatest colourways and styles of all time.
Get the look with the Jordan 13 Retro Bred (2017)
Best for anime fans: Akira
The inspiration behind Kanye’s Stronger music video, Akira is widely regarded by critics as one of the greatest anime films ever made.
The film’s distinctive style – each scene was hand-painted, using 327 colours and creating 50 new colours, among them the famous “Akira red” – has inspired many fashion brands including Loewe, Kenzo and Supreme.
Get the look with the Supreme Akira Neo-Tokyo Skateboard
Best for 90’s street style: White Men Can’t Jump
White Men Can’t Jump is THE go-to movie for fans of 90s street style. From the main characters to the extras, the style is consistently on point.
Get the look with the Nike Command Force Billy Hoyle
Best Classic: Back to the Future
No roundup for sneakerheads would be complete without the Back to the Future trilogy. The original film celebrates its 35th anniversary this year, and Nike’s MAG Back To The Future shoes – modelled on the self-lacing sneakers Marty McFly wears in Back to the Future Part II – hold the title of the most expensive sneakers in the world at resale. Only 89 pairs were produced as a limited run in 2016. Now, each pair is worth around £24,831.
Got cash to burn? Get the look with Nike MAG Back To The Future
Best for laughs: Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
The show that made Will Smith a household name and cemented Jordans as the ultimate kick for streetwear fans. It’s not just Will’s style you’ll be coveting; the entire Banks clan is a lesson in ultimate 90s fashion.
Get the look with the Will Smith 50th Anniversary inspired sneaks, the Air Jordan 5 Retro Grape Fresh Prince.
After some more niche on-screen picks? Try these:
- Uncut Gems, the 2019 film (on Netflix) featuring Adam Sandler as the risk-taking city jeweller has it all – basketball, parties and bling, including the Furby Pendant. Available to buy on StockX from £804.
- The Drake-backed Netflix drama TopBoy is filled with streetwear finds, including the North Face Nuptse Jacket worn by Summerhouse leader Jamie. Various colours available on StockX from £281 to a yellow leather version for £8,017.
- In Like Mike, Lil Bow Wow’s character finds a pair of magic sneakers – Nike Blazers with MJ’s initials (currently £169 on StockX).
- The Sci-Fi film I, Robot has Will Smith’s character unboxing and wearing a black leather pair of Chuck Taylors.
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