As the sneaker industry continues to thrive, it is no surprise that Hollywood is taking notice. The much awaited film Air, starring Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, is the most recent movie to successfully capture the spirit of sneaker culture. Slated for release on April 5th, 2023, Air is already being hailed as a "must-see" by lovers of the renowned Jordan brand and sneakerheads. The movie will examine the challenges, successes, and effects of Nike's effort to sign Michael Jordan, as well as how this signing affected the sneaker business.
For those who are not familiar with the story, Nike first found it difficult to compete in the sneaker business with Adidas and Converse. However, when they acquired Michael Jordan in 1984, their situation drastically improved. Jordan had a magnetic personality that drew in admirers from all around the world and was a budding NBA star. Nike was able to launch the Air Jordan shoe brand, which immediately became a cultural sensation, by signing Jordan. Along with their effectiveness on the court, the Air Jordan sneakers were well-liked for their stylish appearance and recognizable emblem. Nike's profits soared as the Jordan brand soon came to represent success and style. To this day, the Jordan brand remains one of the most popular and successful sneaker lines in the world.
Air will look into the history of Nike and the Jordan brand as well as the larger sneaker culture and its influence on the fashion industry. The movie is billed as a sentimental look back at the emergence of sneaker culture and the influence of branding. Air is certain to be a smash with both sneaker fanatics and general audiences thanks to its all-star cast.
Whether you’re a sneaker head or not, Air is a film that you don’t want to miss! For the latest information on sneakers, clothing, and collectibles and to stay up to date with the latest drops, connect with us on Instagram and Twitter.