Actor Jason Sudeikis has around 250 pairs of sneakers. The ‘Ted Lasso’ star revealed that he’s a huge fan of sneakers and he occasionally wears them on the sports comedy-drama show.
“We’re all so flattered by it. It’s something that we were intentional about from the get-go, before we thought anyone would notice,” Jason told the New York Times newspaper when discussing the fan reaction to his on-screen attire, reports aceshowbiz.com.
Despite this, Jason admits there’s one person who isn’t a fan of his on-screen fashion choices. He shared: “(It) drives our costumer, Jacky Levy, a little crazy. Just for continuity purposes.”
Jason explained that, broadly speaking, a lot of time and thought is given to the on-screen outfits.
The comedy star said: “Jacky is incredibly intentional about that. Certainly with Rebecca’s wardrobe, Keeley’s wardrobe, everybody’s. It’s not always the sneakers, either – Ted wearing an orange sweatshirt in the Amsterdam episode was intentional because the national colour for the Netherlands is orange.”
Jason became a sneakerhead during his school years in the 1980s. The Hollywood star is a particular fan of Air Jordans and Jason revealed that he loves one specific pair.
Asked to name his favourite pair of sneakers, Jason replied: “They’re pretty beat up at this point, but my Jordan 1s, low, they’re Carolina Blue. I wear them a couple times throughout the show. I genuinely love those shoes.”
Jason previously admitted that he’s actually been gifted some free pairs of Air Jordan sneakers. The actor told GQ magazine: “I’ve always worn sneakers: first as a necessity, when playing sports, and then I suppose for no other reason than it reminds me of that time.”
“When they bring out the old-school Jordans it’s kind of great: you can have them all over again, shoes that I had when I was a kid – I had the very first pair of Jordans in ’86. So I buy stuff on eBay or there’s a great store in New York called Flight Club – they have one in LA too that I hit up. People from Nike and Jordan will send me stuff, too.”