I do not know about other sneaker freaks, but I am dying to wear my J's and my new Saci Nikes, but where. I wore then to the weekly store runs by my Saci's I am waiting for something special; I hope it will get to wear them before summer is over those were my summer kicks! 

Sneakers on screen: From Michael Jordan's The Last Dance to Top Boy and Uncut Gems

Netflix dropped the hotly anticipated Michael Jordan docu-series 'The Last Dance' last Sunday, and my Sneaker What' sAp group was on fire.  The resale market is hurting so all we can do is put on our kicks and put our feet-up. 

So why not refresh your memory on how this sneaker freak game started. Can you identify the iconic footwear featured in the movies? 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.

The Last Dance has already had an impact on the resale market. Jordan Brand orders on StockX spiked by 90% on Sunday, and the platform saw a 63% increase in searches for Jordan Brand as the docu-series went live.

Sneaker Freak Friday


Yes, my stock just went back up. I have been sitting on all my cops.  Cause you have to know when to hold them, so I am currently watching the market and now watching sneaker classics on screen. Not a bad life to have at the moment with my Saci's on and nowhere else to go. 

Best for the sports-obsessed: The Last Dance

Hot off 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.

Binge-Worthy Sneakers on Screen Hit List


From Air Jordan XI to the Ferrari-inspired Air Jordan XIV, the new series treats sneakerheads to some of the most fabulous colourways and styles of all time.

 Watch it on Netflix

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 shades, among them the famous "Akira red" - has inspired many fashion brands including Loewe, Kenzo and Supreme.

Watch it on Amazon Prime.

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 method is consistently on point.

Watch it on Amazon Prime.

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. 

Watch it on Amazon Prime.

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.

Watch it on Netflix

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 are 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.


See how many on-screen sneaker and streetwear moments you can tick off with our full StockX lockdown list. Join your favourite sneakerheads by sharing your top on-screen moments with @StockX, @stylecartel and #sneakersonscreen.  Later I am going to put my J's on and kick up my feet. 


Apr 24, 2020

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