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See more Top 5 Sneaker videos here! https://bit.ly/2bBWsR5 Top 5 SNEAKER Brands You FORGOT Part 2!! https://youtu.be/kYfyej7BpJI Part 1 of Top 5 FAILED Sneaker Technologies here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d44SA7DQecI Top 5 RECALLED Sneakers By Nike & Jordan! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5JpP0wTR_YY Shop best sneaker deals of the week here! http://bit.ly/2kuwqFv Shop Reshoevn8r Sneaker Cleaner & Products (use code HesKicks10 for 10% off!) http://bit.ly/2g7eQBR Business Contact email : [email protected] Top 5 Forgotten Sneaker Brands! 5 – KangaRoos In 1979, American architect and running enthusiast Robert ‘Bob' Gamm, He developed a pair of training shoes with a small zippered pocket big enough to hold a locker key and a few coins whilst he ran. A top 5 Performance brand in the 1980s in the US In the 1990s, expanded to WWF, motor racing, tennis, aerobics, and in 1992 Barcelona the US Running team all rocked KangaROOS https://clavelmagazine.com/2013/12/10/kangaroos-a-pocket-full-of-history/ 4 – LUGZ Created in 1993, it first started with Boots, picture a quilted vest and jeans. As seen in the Source Magazine (THUMBS up if you remember the Source! 1994 Erick Sermon says Wear Your Lugs – first endorser followed by Lou Stars Fu Schnicken, def squad, Deangelo, Kid Capri, even Snoop Dogg 1996 The Carbine athletic shoe was created. Most recently reminded that Bird Man had a Lugz collab, which he bought a house from (Funk Flex also had one), Released in 2004 for $70 In 2008 lugz also ented the MMA scene w most norable Rampage Jackson and Cain Velasquez the 2013 Heavyweight Reigning Champ As hiphop morphed and thugged out looks exited, skinny jeans and high fashion crossovers made it to the mainstream, the brand died down https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lugz http://www.lugz.com/history/ 3- PF Flyers Born in 1933 by BF Goodrich, yep the tire company! PF stands or Posture Foundation and in the 1960s they sold 25 million pairs a year! The iconic models look very familiar to the Converse All Stars They also had the 1st sneaker collab with an athelete, Bob Cousey of the Celtics. Featured in the Sandlot movie in 1993 B.F. Goodrich sold PF Flyers to Converse in the early 1970s but the U.S. government forced Converse to sell the brand in a 1972 antitrust settlement. Converse sold PF Flyers to P.F. Industries Inc, then went to Brooksfield Athletic shoe co, LJ) Inc in 1991 In 2001 – New Balance bought PF Flyers In 2015 they launched a Made in the USA campaign, and PF Flyers are still created today, but they haven’t really broke into the sneaker culture and back into the mainstream light. https://www.heddels.com/2014/11/pf-flyers-the-rise-and-fall-and-rise/ https://www.thrillist.com/own/nation/pf-flyers-american-history-bf-goodrich-bob-cousey-converse-new-balance https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PF_Flyers 2 - Keds (pro Keds) Founded in 1916, owned by Wolverine World Wide (Who also owns Saucony) They actually wanted to be called PEDS (Latin for feet) but it was trademarked already. Because of the soft rubber sole, they were known as sneakers for “sneaking around silently” Pro-keds were introduced in 1949 intended to compete with Converse, endorsed by George Lehmann ho once shot 200 baskets without missing, Kareem Abdul Jabbar and Pete Maravich Minneapolis Lakers had the whole team in Pro Keds, they won 5 championships The original Uptowns (69rs), almost 20 yrs before AF1s. Had a strong influence on old school hiphop: Kool Herc, Africa Bambaataa, Melly mel era. KRS-One said they were the greatest Was featured on the GETDOWN on Netflix Even Dame Dash had a collab with them https://www.sneakerfreaker.com/articles/pro-keds-is-back-tom-slosberg-interview/ 1 – LA Gear You made it to the #1 spot on the list! If you enjoy the content please hit the Like Button! Founded in 1979 by Robert Greenberg Endorsed by Kareem adbul Jabbar, who was signed to Adidas at the time, Karl Malone, Hakeem, 49r Joe Montana, even Wayne Gretzky of the LA Kings Karl the Mailman Malone… He delivers… in the Catapult LA Gear explored outside of athletes, signed Belinda Carlisle, Michael Jackson, and Paula Abdul… Straight up stolen from Reebok and had 1 of the biggest sellers in the early 90s. In 1990 they were the 3rd largest sneaker retailer behind Nike / Reebok. LA Gear also had a pump sneaker I the 90s, the Regulator LA Lights was one of the most successful lines introduced in 1992. over 100 million total pairs sold, retailed for $50 In 1995 they sold LA Gear at Walmart In 1998 they filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Try tried to come back in 1999, 2003, and 2008. Tyga had a liquid gold LA Lights release in 2015, but the endorsements aren’t helping as they used to and haven’t seen any movement from the brand. http://www.fundinguniverse.com/company-histories/l-a-gear-inc-history/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LA_Gear
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Lucky11 1 (2 days ago)
Osiris high tops
Austin Payn Campbell (3 days ago)
I remember rocking a pair of black and gray elephant print echoes anyone else
Epic Fire (4 days ago)
Here Kangoroos are in every shop that sells cheaper shoes
Joaquin Patam (6 days ago)
How about world balance
ThunderHorse 555 (6 days ago)
LA Gear had a signature Malone shoe called "catapults" and they were pretty damn epic back in the day
Ethan Stam (7 days ago)
P.F. Flyers are the best
bobby moore (7 days ago)
1982-83, new balance 680 basketball shoe, brook transitions, i.d. ponies, top ten adidas, the real nike sky force, 80s baby
CrazyConnor (7 days ago)
My math teacher has keds
Arthur James De Cort (8 days ago)
About 10 years ago Supra was the shit for celebs... Never see them anymore
Evan K (8 days ago)
K-Swiss Chocolate Suede lowtops. All white Lugz sneakers (not the boots) All black Lugz sneakers Nikes that we’re kinda chunky with the swoosh right above the ankle- all black with a red swoosh Nike Air Jordans’ Dunk (retro) black and white with the chunky flaps with the basketball-like symbol Nike Cortezs of course, red and white, white and red, black and red, red and black And that’s all I can remember before I stopped giving a shit about the brands and just went for what I thought looked cool to me. Today I’m wearing a pair of gray/dark gray FILAS lowtops. (Gifted) Black and white Nikes lowtops. (Gifted) Blue web-looking Reebok’s (Gifted) And to throw it all off... A pair of solid black T.U.K. Pointed Creeper boots with the studs and bootstraps A pair of the same T.U.K. Pointed Creeper boots but are two-tone black and white with studs and bootstraps.
Pendejo (9 days ago)
Pro-Wings are the best!
Daveycrocker44 (9 days ago)
We used to call British knights (BK) bitch kickers.
triphophoney (9 days ago)
I'm 45, so I came up before PC took over. Back in middle school, we used to refer to L.A. Gears as "L.A. Queers".
sebastien paquet (11 days ago)
I remember getting white Lugz in 98. I skated with them.they were the best.
DJ ALLDAY (11 days ago)
Add BIG BALLER BRAND to the list.... I don't want to remember them!!!!!!
Saul Urraca (14 days ago)
Pro specs ponies lotto’s the pair champions everybody hates aware
Mel Toretto (15 days ago)
Troop LL Cool J. Sneakers.
Tim Shaw (15 days ago)
I use to jack copies of the Source every month growing up. Not my shining moment but I always had the latest copy.
Black Air Force Ones (16 days ago)
Lmao 69ers 6:10
ALEX (16 days ago)
.B.k...british knights sneakers.. Will never forget
Trifon Passalis (16 days ago)
Brooks?????
Robert Fernandez (17 days ago)
Troop?
MrLanzie (17 days ago)
Brooks
T O S H I B A V H S (17 days ago)
t r o o p
Stephen Paxman (17 days ago)
shoes made in a 3rd world country in sweat shops
Axillax (17 days ago)
If you had LA Lights in the early 90s as a kid you were a boss
Ian Lee (17 days ago)
Glad they went with keds, peds wouldn't work today. I would make cho mo's wear peds, then you can pin point them.
Voreli (17 days ago)
Guess I'm the only one who was a fan of DC back in the day!
Marcus Walton (17 days ago)
Diadoras?
thomson leith (17 days ago)
sucks cant collect sneakers as they fall apart even if in box for 2 years
James Starks (17 days ago)
Who remembers Stadia shoes?
Ich Madinina972 (17 days ago)
La gear kareem Abdul jabbar in full nubuck !! Classic
Miguel Flores (17 days ago)
Do you guys remember Fubu?
dbocc88 (17 days ago)
British Knights!
offitcock (17 days ago)
Dj hes! Holy shit, I remember your mw2 videos. Always rocking the javalin!!
Stones Ov The Bones (17 days ago)
What about Sergio Techinnis? Get the matching tracksuit, and you are a serious Guido.
Andy Kaufman (17 days ago)
La gear fake Jordan Vs. were lame as hell
Cass Smith (17 days ago)
2:40 is why you should be president
HalfOgre (18 days ago)
walter payton had an endorsement from kangaroos
SIRE 161 (18 days ago)
Etnies, Airwalk, and VSW sneakers.
Sebastian MWM (18 days ago)
We all remember, you're the only one that thinks this stuff is so old that no one remembers it.
Boe'nealTV (18 days ago)
Had a pair of pumps and lights
Mr. Timebomb Man (18 days ago)
I had those Hakeem Olajuwon Etonic back in the day.
jamari mitchell (18 days ago)
Source rocked ..best hip-hop book ever
T Mac (18 days ago)
Wasn't the first sneaker collaboration with an athlete Chuck Taylor's All Stars?
James Gipson (18 days ago)
What are the shoes in the thumbnail white with the green and red stripe with the bird
jamie bennett (18 days ago)
BK where the ones....and i had some LAgear lights...does anyone remember Perry Ellis kicks...you can still get Troop trainers
marshall sanchez (18 days ago)
Patrick Ewing's are making a comeback🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
trip2themoon (18 days ago)
Troop
virgil pillay (18 days ago)
Anyone remember Doc Martin's and Streets of London. Are they still around?
LackadaisicalE (18 days ago)
FILA and British Knight!
marc joseph (18 days ago)
lugz and kangaroos are still around
Kamil S. (18 days ago)
Polish Sofix?
Gareth Roberts (18 days ago)
And One. Troop. British Knights. Gola. Pony.
Derek Gleeson (19 days ago)
Kappa
Trigger Happy (19 days ago)
I had the la gear with pumps lol. Always wanted the MJ edition
Alessandro Gambino (19 days ago)
I had LA GEARS.
Sta High (19 days ago)
Tretorn, k Swiss, elleese, lotto, Sacony(spot belts) this is old af, but I had to leave a comment.
why would someone be "ashamed" of having a Source subscription? I didn't because back in the day in Queens I'd buy the Source, Rap Pages, XXL, Vibe and a few other at the news stand on Parsons and Archer. I'm 46 now and don't listen to too much rap but miss those days. And yep, I used to rock Lugz! NO TIMBS! Screw them!!
Lindsey Summers (19 days ago)
Roos in 1990 had an endorsement deal with WCW, NOT WWF. I can remember Rick Steiner, Sting, and Lex Luger all making Roos commercials.
Ryan Cormier (19 days ago)
I was hopping to see And 1's in here, I know there still in Wal-Mart but the shoe's are garbage now
BESERLOVELETTERS (19 days ago)
I have a pair of Converse Aerojam!
alanmeires (19 days ago)
Them kangaroos would be good for pot heads for hiding their stash .
Louis Batsford (19 days ago)
What about Avia - public enemy wore them?
Oliver Hernandez (19 days ago)
La gear was garbage
SupahFans Streetwear (20 days ago)
once Adidas signed Run DMC to its $1M sneaker deal many other Hip Hop stars tried cashing in on sponsored marketing contracts. some actually got paid while others created their Song aspirational hoping for a contract: Heavy D: Nike Busy Bee: Converse LL Cool J: Troop Kool Moe Dee: British Knights Jazzy Jeff/Fresh Prince: Le Coq Sportif Hammer: British Knights Shock G/Humpty of Digital Underground: Nike Missy Elliott: Adidas Please Comment all the others not listed. Also please Comment which actually got paid sponsorship vs who got ignore
SupahFans Streetwear (20 days ago)
elementary school kids thought that Zipps actually made you Run Faster & Jump Higher
Javier Velasquez (20 days ago)
what about British Knight s
matsujonen (20 days ago)
Eminem destroyed the source magazine before the internet did
Todd Humphrey (20 days ago)
Pony
L Franco (20 days ago)
member PONY?
Winning Grinn (20 days ago)
WCW not WWF
Winning Grinn (20 days ago)
Sneakers are all ugly
JONEZ (20 days ago)
No Troop, SPX or Travel Fox??
Dirtwurk (20 days ago)
No "Troops??"
Mr Watto (20 days ago)
I had a pair of kangaroos when I was about 10/11. 1980 or there about. The pockets I do not think I ever used.
Lodogg 3323 (20 days ago)
LA Gears were heavy as hell too. They lasted, sturdy. But horrible as basketball shoes.
Noelly P (20 days ago)
A forgotten shoe brands list without North Star shoes in the top 5 is just lacking.
Lisandro Boccanera (21 days ago)
Here in Argentina, someone must have bought the license to produce them. Or maybe he's just taking advantage of the brand. Beacuse i bought a couple of pairs of LA GEAR shoes, just back in 2018. Nothing to do with the originals, just nostalgia.
Edwin V (21 days ago)
Dont forget "Troops"
Lucas Lindley (21 days ago)
pony's
GrinderMagee (21 days ago)
I had the LA lights. They SUCKED and the lights popped out all the time.
Scott Lucky (22 days ago)
Lugz are still my favorite shoe brand. Very comfortable, well made, and fairly priced
D Will (19 days ago)
Fuuuuuckk nooo!!!!!
kill as one (22 days ago)
They still make kangaroos, their quite expensive, bought a pair 4 months ago
Otaku Desuka (23 days ago)
I'm here for the LA Gear !
art war (23 days ago)
In México Kaepa BK Avia Pony LA Gear
Valerie Nunes (21 days ago)
Kaepas are my favs. Loved the double laces.
James Harding (23 days ago)
I was 7 years old i had 9 people living in in my parents 3 bed 1 bath 1000 sq ft house. I needed to shit bathroom was full went out back took a shit all over the back of my bk racteck lol
poncho rio (24 days ago)
L A Gears lights were sold for $119, I bought a pair with my own money when I was a kid. well in pa
counterproof (24 days ago)
Jaclar, 310 Motoring
Michael czaja (24 days ago)
Anyone remember kaepa? They came with interchangeable rubber triangles so you could change the look
Rick Zepeda (25 days ago)
Trash list. “Source Magazine- I’d be surprised if anybody remembers. The Sandlot movie- I’d be surprised if anybody remembers.” Hack
Melanie L (25 days ago)
Why do Youtubers always think that they are (after some google research) are the only ones to remember stuff? All those "You forgot", "You never knew about", "You haven't heard" titles are fucking obnoxious and actually insulting to the audience.
Danny Lopez (25 days ago)
when i was a kid i use to wear Spot-Bilt that i bought at a local sporting Good's store
Phyllis Eldridge (27 days ago)
I guess shoe fetishes are real ?
supercooloz13 (27 days ago)
Traxx from Kmart
Peaches Wilson (27 days ago)
What about vikings
Eelko Wijdieks (28 days ago)
kangaroos are still being sold in most stores in the netherlands
Luis Ramirez (28 days ago)
The shoes I wanted when I was 10 were Zips. They could make you run and jump better. Riiiiight. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYYfudtzcs4
deebocj (28 days ago)
British Knights baby!
reynold roseau (28 days ago)
Actually saw some pf flyers in Burlington coat factory today...think ima pick me up a pair..

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