Over the years we have reported several times on crimes and violence related to sneaker releases and the sneaker scene in general. Where there is money to be made, you can be pretty sure that sooner or later there will be people that want to take it from you. Focus Films presents Kicks, a film about sneaker violence and much more.

"When his hard-earned kicks get snatched by a local hood, fifteen-year old Brandon and his two best friends go on an ill-advised mission across the Bay Area to retrieve the stolen sneakers. Featuring a soundtrack packed with hip-hop classics, Justin Tipping's debut feature is an urban coming-of-age tale told with grit, humor – and surprising lyricism."

The story is based on an experience that Justin Tipping, the director of the film, had. He purchased a white Nike Air Presto and was jumped by several guys and got his sneakers stolen. Of course his film is much more than a boy-meets-shoe, boy-loses-shoe, boy-gets-shoe-backstory. Brandon, the main character in the film, gets his brand new Air Jordan 1 Retro "Bred" stolen and the film tells the story of him and his friend's tale trying to get them back. The result is a quintessential urban American tale, a subject that is relevant and real for today's American youth.

Here below you can watch another clip of the upcoming movie.

Kicks hits theatres September 9.

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