November 15, 2011 marks the 15th anniversary of “Space Jam.” Here’s a sneaker-look back.
We’re not going to yam on and on about the lawnmower-inspired Space Jam XI’s — if you’re reading this you already know the entire history of quite possibly the illest shoe of all-time, and have already seen the movie at least 23 times. But there are other notable gems within the 90′s-era journey of clever one liners (Larry Johnson: “My grandmother could play better than us”), quizzical cameos, and all-around Looney goodness that is Space Jam.
Blessed with a groovily soulful soundtrack and enough product placement to make any McDonald’s fiend scramble to the nearest Arches, the film was spliced with other notable kicks that are wholeheartedly forgotten in comparison with the XI’s.
So on the 15th anniversary of the best film of Michael Jordan co-starring Bugs Bunny ever made, here are seven of the “other” shoes trapped inside the Space Jam continuum, and what became of them.
Continue onto the pages below to unfurl the looniness…