There’s nothing like a comfortable pair of shoes, but some characters don’t just stop at comfort, they love a bit of style and it seems sports brands are all too keen to help out with that. We thought we’d take a look at some of the freshest footwear ever to grace the silver screen. So, lace up and kick back sneaker-heads, it’s time for a cinematic crep check.
6. Reebok “Alien Stomper” – Aliens (1986)
When Ripley found herself back in the bug hunting business on planet LV-426 her shoe game was on point. Laced in Reebok’s “Alien Stomper” high-tops in the classic scarlet and grey colour-way. They went from prop to shop a few years ago on Alien Day.
5. Onitsuka Tigers – Kill Bill Vol. 1 (2003)
If you’re going to fight The Crazy Eighty-Eight being light on your feet is a must. And the Bride’s shoe-fu was black belt when she slipped on a pair of custom yellow Onitsuka Tigers. Once worn by the legendary Bruce Lee in Game of Death; making these ass-kicking royalty.
4. Bo Jackson’s Air Trainer SC – Batman (1989)
Batman was down with the swoosh back in the late 80s in his first Tim Burton assisted blockbuster. The Dark Knight rocked a pair of murdered out Bo Jackson’s Air Trainer SC. And the caped crusader flexed hard on Gotham’s crime ridden streets.
3. “Space Jam” Air Jordans – Space Jam (1996)
The original “What are those?” moment happened when Michael Jordan went hard in the paint against the Monstars in a pair of then unreleased “Space Jam” Air Jordans. Fast forward a couple of decades, and these intergalactic elevens were re-released to celebrate the film’s twentieth anniversary last year to instant sneaker-head hype.
2. Nike Sky Force High-tops – The Goonies (1985)
When it comes to treasure hunting and customising sneakers whizz-kid Data wasn’t playing around in the Goonies. He went straight ham on his Nike Sky Force high-tops, upgrading the heels to unload an oil slick totally messing up the evil Fratelli brothers’ day.
1. Nike Air Mag – Back To the Future: Part II (1989)
“Where we’re going you won’t need laces” should have been the tagline to these iconic shoes. When Marty McFly slipped on the self-lacing Nike Air Mag: jaws dropped and wallets open. But it wasn’t until 2016 when eighty-nine real self-lacing pairs where auctioned off to the public via Michael J Fox’s charity website. The futuristic creps raised over four million pounds for Parkinson’s disease. Great Scott, indeed!
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