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'White Men Can't Jump': A Visual Sneaker History

White Men Can't Jump (2023 & 1992)
White Men Can't Jump (2023 & 1992)

One of the most iconic films in sneaker history, White Men Can't Jump paired the unlikely duo of Sidney Deane (Wesley Snipes) and Billy Hoyle (Woody Harrelson) together to win a streetball tournament. The two b-ball hustlers started as foes on the court, eventually putting their differences aside when they realized they could achieve greatness together. Through the character's ups and downs, we see both grow as they hone their craft. As this is a basketball movie, plenty of sneakers from the era can be seen on-and-off the court. Initially released in 1992, the film dropped during a bountiful era of basketball kicks from various brands, including adidas, Converse, L.A. Gear, Nike, and Reebok.

After the film reached classic cult status, Hollywood decided to bring the story back for the modern era. Similar to the original, the new iteration of White Men Can't Jump, starring Jack Harlow and Sinqua Walls, illustrates the integral role sneakers play in both culture and basketball.

To celebrate the release of the new White Men Can't Jump, we look at some of the kicks you can see in the original 1992 film and the 2023 remake.

Images via Nike and Flightclub

Shoes In White Men Can't Jump (1992)

Nike Air Command Force

Nike Air Flight Lite High

Nike Air Ultra Force Mid

Nike Air Solo Flight '90

Nike Air Force V Low

Air Jordan 5 "Fire Red"

Air Jordan 6 "Black Infrared"

Air Jordan 6 "White Infrared" (TD)

adidas Artillery

Converse Pro Conquest

L.A. Gear Catapult

Reebok Pump Omni Zone

Shoes In White Men Can't Jump (2023)

Aime Leon Dore x New Balance 650 "White Grey"

Nike Zoom Kobe 5 Protro "Bruce Lee"

Nike Zoom Kobe 5 Protro "Bruce Lee Alternate"

Nike LeBron 9 "South Coast"

Nike Kyrie 3 "Tiffany"

Nike Dunk Low "St. John's"

Off-White x Air Jordan 5 Retro "Sail"

Air Jordan 11 Retro "Bred"

Air Jordan 12 Retro "Royalty"

Rick and Morty x Puma MB.01

Vans Checkerboard Classic Slip-On

Hoka One One Men's Bondi 7

Jordan 3 Retro Cardinal Red

Nike Air Zoom G.T. Cut Grinch

Nike LeBron 9 Regal Pink

Jordan 9 Retro Bentley Ellis (Crawfish)

Nike Air More Uptempo

Nike KD 13 Black Grey

Nike KD 14 Home

Nike Air Zoom GT Run Navy Mint

New Balance 990v5 Grey

Nike LeBron 9 Low LeBronold Palmer

Nike Lebron 19 Bron Bites


adidas D.O.N. Issue #2 Fire of Greatness

Puma RS-Dreamer J Cole Lime Green

Nike LeBron Zoom Soldier 11 Cool Grey

Vibram FiveFinger

Nike Kobe 9 Elite Team Showtime

Nike Kobe 6 Protro Grinch

Kyrie Infinity Valentines Day

Puma MB.01 Galaxy

Nike Air Zoom Flight 95 Supreme Paisley Blue

Nike Kyrie 7 Daughters Azurie

Nike Air Max 97 Athletic Club



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