Brandon is a 15 year old whose dream is a pair of fresh Air Jordans. Soon after he gets his hands on them, they're stolen by a local hood, causing Brandon and his two friends to go on a dangerous mission through Oakland to retrieve them.
Fifteen-year-old Brandon longs for a pair of the freshest sneakers that money can buy, assuming that merely having them on his feet will help him escape the reality of being poor, neglected by the opposite sex and picked on by everyone - even his best friends. Working hard to get them, he soon finds that the titular shoes have instead made him a target after they are promptly snatched by Flaco, a local hood. Brandon goes on a mission to retrieve his stolen sneakers.
The Air Jordan's $300 tag given in the movie is an inflated price due to its popularity in Brandon's area. Actual prices range from $160 to $180 and the shoe is still available to this day in multiple styles from children's basketball shoes to trainers. They are a basketball shoe made by Nike released in 1985 originally for the price tag of $65. See more »
Sometimes I wish I had a spaceship... just hang out in space where it's quiet and no one could mess with me.
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