As the cult classic coming of age movie The Sandlot celebrates its 25th anniversary, PF Flyers is marking the occasion by bringing back the sneakers worn by Benny "The Jet" Rodriguez.
Memorably featured in the film, the PF Flyers Sandlot Center Hi is back in its original form thanks to a partnership with 20th Century Fox's Consumer Products. The two entities worked to produce a 1:1 re-creation of Benny's shoes, complete with a 10 oz. duck canvas upper, retro-inspired packaging, and a "run faster, jump higher" message on the insole.
Rather than stop at the sneakers, PF Flyers took it one step further and collaborated with New Balance to create their first performance model together. Taking heavy inspiration from the Sandlot Center Hi, New Balance turned the sneaker into a functional cleat a reinforced upper, Revlite cushioning, and both metal and composite spike options.