Some people work their whole lives to get a rare pair of sneakers, and when there’s that much at stake, things tend not to end well. The obsessive nature of sneaker culture is viewed through a dark lens in the new trailer for Kicks, a dramatic thriller coming to theaters this fall.
The story revolves around a teen in the Bay Area of California whose life is torn apart when his sneakers are removed—and with them, his social standing. What follows is a violently surreal odyssey to claim them back, one that’s more like a psychological thriller than a coming-of-age tale. It’s the debut feature from director Justin Tipping and it made waves at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival, where it took home the prize for Best Cinematography.
Look out for Kicks hitting theaters this September.
If you’re a fan of thrillers, check out the new trailer for upcoming Netflix series Stranger Things.