22. Radio Raheem Fights The Power In Air Revolutions
Movie: Do The Right Thing
Sneaker: Nike Air Revolution
While Buggin' Out was bugging out over his Air Jordan IVs — very contemporary at time of filming — Radio Raheem was rocking 1987's pioneering Air Revolution (the first Nike basketball shoe with visible air) in the 1988/89 red and white makeup. This towering design suits the owner (was the sneaker and owner synergy a deliberate move on Spike's part?) as he adopts Robert Mitchum's 'Night of the Hunter' speech, bellows about batteries, acts oddly, loses his stereo and is the tragic victim of heavy-handed policing. The world needs another retro of this shoe in OG colors with a strap that actually fits. Mookie's Air Trainer SCs (now called the Air Trainer III) are worthy of note too.