In 1987, skateboard videos weren't exactly part of the mainstream yet. Skating was, much like rap, still on the outside looking in. But any budding sneakerhead would have been transfixed by the Bones Brigade's "The Search For Animal Chin." Not by the plot, which was ridiculous, or by the "acting," which was atrocious, or even by the skating, which was - for the time, especially - incredible. But by the shoes. Without sneaker sponsors, the Brigade turned to what was cheap - which happened to be original Air Jordans, which, even two years after their initial release, were still readily available. Try and watch Lance Mountain now - shredding in one Carolina Blue and one Black/Royal - and try not to cringe.
"The Search For Animal Chin" Releases