No one knows what he looks like. No one has ever caught him. He is an artist, a master of his craft: thievery. In the Netflix series 'Lupin', Omar Sy plays the famous gentleman thief, based on the adventures of the literary master thief Arsène Lupin. With the help of some exquisite Air Jordan 1s, he tries to avenge his wrongfully convicted father and restore his integrity.
It was with great pleasure that we took another look at the successful series and diligently note down which kicks the master thief wears.
Air Jordan 1 Retro High Fearless UNC Chicago
This shoe was part of the Fearless collection and pays tribute to a speech Michael Jordan gave during his coronation into the NBA Hall Of Fame. At the time he said: "Limits, like fear, are often just an illusion".
So the kicks were a direct reference to MJ's words. They can also be found on the insoles of the pair . The patent leather colourway on the front of the shoe is reminiscent of the Bulls and on the back of the South Carolina Tar Heels. White and black patent leather inserts, Swoosh, wings and nylon tongue contrast the iconic colours.
Air Jordan 1 High OG Patent 'Fearless'
Air Jordan 1 'Yellow Toe'
Released in 2019, this leather pair features the familiar colour block design. We also find the signature branding in the Swoosh and Air Jordan Wings logos, as well as a 'Nike Air' tongue tag. Hints of black and white complement the predominantly yellow Jordan 1s, which feature black laces.
Air Jordan 1 Mid 'Yellow Toe'
Mid Lakers Top 3
The Lakers Top 3 colorway combines the concept of the 'Top 3' with the team colours of the Los Angeles Lakers, i.e. red, white, black and blue. The upper is made of leather and synthetic nubuck with satin inserts in the toe and ankle area. The double swooshes have a yellow base and a purple satin top layer, reminiscent of the Lakers.
Jordan Air Jordan 1 Mid Se
More Jordan Heat is yet to come
In some scenes you can also see the Air Jordan 1 Off-White and the Spizike 3m. Rumour has it that they will probably be worn in the second part of the series.
The true depth of a story is almost always hidden in the details. The Off-White x Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG was, of course, one of the most jaw-dropping shoe collaborations of 2017 from today's perspective. It was the first time Virgil Abloh and Nike teamed up to release a set of hyped sneakers. This set, originally dubbed 'The 10' edition, became some of the most hyped drops in Nike's history, which is why you can now shell out many thousands of euros depending on size for these kicks.
The white, red and black deconstructed leather upper has 'Off-White for Nike Air Jordan 1, Beaverton, Oregon, USA © 1985' written on the inside without a Swoosh. Other details include a floppy ankle collar with hidden '85' lettering on the inside. Also included are an oversized inverted Swoosh on the lateral sides, 'Air' lettering on the midsole and the word 'Shoelaces' on the laces, with no branding on the tongue. A stunner on this dusty shelf!
Friendlier for the wallet, on the other hand, is the Jordan Spizike 3M, which appeared in a new OG colour. After the Spizike 'Raging Bulls' and the Spizike 'Thunder' came a 3M version of the Jordan Brand's most popular hybrid. This Spizike features a black leather upper combined with a grey reflective 3M Mudguard. Red and yellow accents reminiscent of the previous Spizike 'Bordeaux' were also used.
Jordan Spizike 3M
Sneaker tribute to Paris: the Jordan 35
Not a bad line-up for Jordan Brand in the popular Netflix series, is it? Paris is the focus for the Beaverton-based brand in Europe anyway, which is why they paid tribute to the city of love just this year with the Air Jordan 35 'Paris', released in a limited edition of only 102 pairs.
Air Jordan 35 'Paris'
Lupin on Netflix
As already mentioned, the French series is set in Paris and is based on the adventures of the literary master thief Arsène Lupin penned by Maurice Leblanc in 1905. Omay Sy, known from 'The Intouchables' and 'Jurassic World' plays the role of Assane Diop, who wants to avenge his father.
In 1995, father and son had come to Paris as Senegalese immigrants, where Assane's father gets a job as a chauffeur for the wealthy entrepreneur Hubert Pellegrini. He is soon accused of stealing a necklace that is said to have once belonged to Marie Antoinette, and arrested and imprisoned. Out of shame, he hangs himself and Assane thus becomes an orphan at the age of 14.
A whole 25 years later, the necklace reappears and is to be auctioned off by the Pellegrini family. The adult Assane now tries to avenge his father.
By the way, we can look forward to the second season of the series from 11 June. In fact, all ten scheduled episodes should have been released at once, but as life goes, Corona threw a spanner in the works. But fans can rejoice, and for those who haven't watched Lupin yet, here's a little taste:
A famous template
Apart from Netflix, many other productions have used the novel character. Lupin's personality remains captivating. For the detective displays the ingenuity and flair for disguise of Sherlock Holmes, the criminal artistry of Raffles, the charm of Casanova, the anarchism of Robin Hood, the astuteness of James Bond and a revenge motif worthy of the Count of Monte Cristo.
Maurice Leblanc, the author of the cult character, was clearly inspired by Arthur Conan Doyle's detective and introduced the British detective Sherlock Holmes into the Lupin universe in 1906. But he was forced to change the character's name to Herlock Sholmés (Holmlock Shears in the English translation) after Conan Doyle disagreed.
In the 1950s, there were three Japanese live-action films of the manga franchise Louis the Third. The Castle of Cagliostro (1979) by Hayao Miyazaki is probably the best-known and most popular anime film based on the adventures of Lupin.
In French cinema, Jules Berry played the thief for director Henri Diament-Berger in Arsène Lupin, Detective (1937). In it he opens his own detective agency. The best-known French Lupin film, however, is certainly Jacques Becker's lavish Technicolor adaptation The Adventures of Arsène Lupin (1957). The sequel followed in 1959, directed by Yves Robert.
The Netflix series now shows Arsène Lupin in a new guise. While the setting and characters are revamped, it puts the original texts in the foreground. We can only recommend it to you, especially since the suspense after the cliffhanger in episode 5 is finally coming to an end.
Want more sneaker-inspired streaming recommendations? Then read our article about the movies in which the Nike Cortez is the star guest.