Foot Locker Nike

The Heart of Sneakers

Agency: Preacher


Foot Locker, in collaboration with Nike, has teamed up with Preacher and BURN for the launch of its global holiday campaign, ‘The Heart of Sneakers.’ Directed by Greg Hardes and starring NBA’s Kevin Durant, the commercial is part of a larger Foot Locker roll out which also features the likes of LaMelo Ball and Anthony Edwards, as well as musician Enisa.

The film sees NBA player Kevin Durant enlist a crew of Foot Locker’s iconic store associates, known as Stripers, to bring hype for the holidays. A dynamic edit and split screens topped off with bold graphics seize viewers’ attention as the gang go about their mission, delivering Nike sneakers to unsuspecting passers-by.

The objective was simple: create a multi platform campaign around the launch of the new KD16 shoe at Foot Locker using premium commercial and cinematic social content engaging sports fans, sneaker heads and audiences of all ages. A full-service production studio specialising in commercials and cinematic social, BURN was brought on by the brand’s agency of record, Preacher, to engage with it as a partner in the truest sense of the word.

Brad Johns, Managing Director at BURN, comments: “Creating multiplatform content requires trust and an open mind. It’s tempting to stick to the ‘cutdown’ model, however, it’s our job to develop content that engages and feels appropriate to the platform and audience while maintaining a sense of craft that drives results”

Across the entire campaign, which also featured Anthony Edwards, LaMelo Ball and singer-songwriter, Enisa, BURN and Preacher established different looks for each funnel. Conscious of the distinct demands of TV, social, and DOOH content, they constantly challenged their ideas to find solutions for the native platform each spot was meticulously designed for.

For TikTok, the team researched key trends with Preacher that would influence casting, technical approach and post and for the commercials, wanting to develop an entirely new look for Foot Locker that felt exciting and anthemic.

This professional campaign titled 'The Heart of Sneakers' was published in United States in December, 2023. It was created for the brands: Foot Locker and Nike, by ad agency: Preacher. This Integrated medium campaign is related to the Sportswear industry and contains 1 media asset. It was submitted 5 months ago.


Production Company: Burn Studio
Managing Director: Brad Johns @bdjohns
Director: Greg Hardes @greghardes_
Executive Producer: Chris Hughlett @chrishughlett0225
Director of Photography: Josh Mckie @josh__mckie / Austin Kearns
Photographer: Johnnie Izquierdo @johnnie.izquierdo
Wardrobe Stylist: Khleo Armstrong @khleo.a
Production Designer: Leigh-Ann Reagan-Barnes @a_la_land__
Office Production Manager: Myriah Johnson
Business & Legal Coordinator: Nastassia Tiangco

Agency: Preacher
Chief Creative Officer: Rob Baird
Chief Executive Officer: Krystle Loyland
Chief Strategy Officer: Seth Gaffney
Creative Director: Ryan Durr / David Byrd
Brand Director: Jenalisa Trevino
Brand Manager: McKenna Caughey
Sr. Copywriter: Justin Grady
Sr. Art Director: Gina Senese
Sr. Designer: Candice Balbuena
Head of Production: Stacey Higgins
Sr. Producer: Kasia Olczak / Katie Porter
Sr. Strategist: Zachary Stubblefield
Business Affairs: Miiko Martin

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