If you want to produce a successful movie these days, the formula’s simple:
1. Cast a handsome male lead.
2. Put him in some retro Nikes.
As least that’s how it seems. To see what we mean, check below for a five-pack of dapper Nikes featured on film.
|The Movie: Neighbors|
Seen On: Teddy Sanders played by Zac Efron
The Shoe: Nike Blazer Mid LR. Though they were basketball mainstays of the 1970s, today the Blazer Mid LR is a streetwear classic. Seen here in black, gold and white and paired with jeans and a casual shirt, these ankle-hugging sneakers really tie the room together.
|The Movie: Need for Speed|
Seen On: Tobey Marshall played by Aaron Paul
The Shoe: Nike Pre Montreal Racer. Another 70s-era shoe—but this one a favorite of track athletes—the Nike Pre Montreal Racer has regained its popularity as a casual throwback. But in the event you do need to, say, run somewhere, the breathable upper and durable rubber outsole will ensure you get there quickly.
|The Movie: The Fault in Our Stars|
Seen On: Augustus Waters played by Ansel Elgort
The Shoe: Nike Dunk High. With the same iconic style and color schemes that made it popular in the 80s, the Nike Dunk High is a statement-making shoe. You can even customize the design online to your exact specifications, making your pair unique like some kind of synthetic leather snowflake.
|The Movie: Brick Mansions|
Seen On: Lino played by David Belle
The Shoe: Nike Air Flight Falcon. This retro-inspired basketball shoe’s got a leather upper and a perforated toe box, which are two keys to performing the elaborate, undoubtedly dangerous parkour stunts you’ll see in this movie. Pretty sure that’s right. But also, they just look nice.
|The Movie: Kingsman: The Secret Service|
Seen On: Gary “Eggsy” Unwin payed by Taron Egerton
The Shoe: Nike Air Force One Low. Flash back to 1982, and the Air Force 1 was all the rage, adorning the feet of many an NBA basketballer. Then, it was known for its Nike Air technology and cushy midsole, and today: much of the same. Except now it’s less common on courts and more common on the street. Go with the classic white-on-white like you see here, or really make it yours with a string of custom design and color options.
For more Men’s Style in film, check out Seth Rogen’s shirts in Neighbors.