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Top 5 SNEAKER Brands You FORGOT Part 2!!

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Top 5 SNEAKER Brands You FORGOT Part 1 here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1QN7z7i4Bk0&lc See more Top 5 Sneaker videos here! https://bit.ly/2bBWsR5 Shop best sneaker deals of the week here! http://bit.ly/2kuwqFv Top 5 Forgotten Sneaker Brands Part 2! #5 Troop Born in the Bronx during the Golden Age of Hip-Hop, World Of Troop launched in 1985 and instantly made their mark on the history of urban fashion. and was targeted towards Latino and African – American urban culture and founded by 2 jewish brothers and a Korean. Troop jacket and Troop sneaker releases. LL Cool J, MC Hammer, Ultramagnetic MCs, Stetsasonic, Public Enemy’s Chuck D and Flava Flav, all rocked with TROOP Troop went Bankrupt soon after rumors spread that the company was actually owned by the KKK (TeddyHeld). Troop was rumored to stand for – To Rule Over Oppressed People. But the owner said TROOP stood for - Total Respect Of Oppressed People Rumors said there were hidden messages under the soles and lining. LL Cool J went on Oprah and urged viewers to protest the company, even tore his jacket up. The rumors were false, but sales were ruined in the US which made about 80 million in total. In the 90s however Troop was still around in Europe. Nelly actually obtained the TROOP apparel license in 2014. And in 2015 they had a relaunch of retro tees, jackets and footwear. http://worldoftroop.com/history/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Troop_Sport https://www.highsnobiety.com/2015/05/13/troop-clothing-interview/ #4 DC This company was founded in 1994 by Damon Way and Ken Block and based in sunny California. DC stood for “Droors Clothing” and DC no longer has ties to Droors, so its just DC Shoes. DC is identified as a skateboarding and action sports sneaker brand and featured skate teams and many sponsored athletes Danny Way and Colin McKay Included in that was Rob Dyrdrek until 2016 from the Rob and Big show He produced 29 signature sneakers since 1995.. At the root, DC made a great performance skate shoe, Incorporating progressive technologies like SUPER SUEDE™, IMPACT-I™, and SUPER RUBBER™. And DC also made its way onto the feet of some lifestyle sneakers at its peak. In 2009 DC was bought out by Quicksilver for 87 million. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DC_Shoes https://www.ocregister.com/2017/03/08/boardriders-quiksilver-inc-has-a-new-name-sees-post-bankruptcy-growth/ #3 Pony Founded in 1972 by Roberto Mueller, Pony was a Product of New York, as it proudly states. In the mid 1980s Pony had champion caliber athletes in many different sports and had a sales volume of $800 million! Some of the athletes that wore Pony: Muhammad Ali, Bob Mcaddo, Reggie Jackson, Lawrence Taylor. Spud Webb rocked Pony City Wings in the 1986 NBA dunk contest, which he won. The City Wings was heavily influenced by the AJ1 The brand was sold to a LA firm in 2001 and they relaunched the brand. Had celebrity endorsements by Justin Timberlake, korn, and Paris Hilton in 2003 In 2004 Snoop dogg had a collab with Pony https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pony_International https://www.kicksonfire.com/pony-history/ #2 KSwiss Founded in 1966 in LA Cali by 2 swiss brother Art and Ernie Brunner. What does K Swiss mean? Rumored to stand for Kalifornia, slang for Cali n the 60s.. “I wear my K Swiss” was the motto that ran for 5 years. And in 2005, global sales passed $500 Million In 2007 Anna Kournikova was featured in the shoes to help rebrand to a modern female audience. In 2011 Kenny Powers was reported to have bought 51% of KSwiss Stock…. He isn’t real.. tho, it was an epic show tho (East Bound and Down)! https://kswiss.com/pages/our-story https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K-Swiss http://blog.size.co.uk/2014/03/14/a-brief-history-of-k-swiss-a-definitive-court-classic/ #1 British Knights BK was launched in 1983 as a casual sneaker company, which exploded in 1985. Was recognized more for fashion that performance originally. “The shoe aint nothing without a BK Button” 1990 they signed MC Hammer the biggest star in music at the time, BK sponsored his tours and a lot of mainstream attention was brought to BK. In 1991 the Dymacel technology was introduced for sports and they had Derrick Coleman of the Nets (#1 Draft pick in 1990 and Rookie of the yr in 1991) Dymacel had moderate success BK got a bad rap since it had heavy gang affiliation due to BK misrepresented as “Blood Killer”, and rival gang of the Crips. Schools and universities banned the shoes to help stop gang violence. In 2014 the company relaunched and tried to like a spark with a new generation of consumers, but as we know, competition is rough now a days, and we haven’t seen much movement from the brand. http://britishknights.com/our-story/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Knights
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Vic Rodriguez (6 months ago)
DC?,I'm gonna have to respectfully disagree with you hes,I don't feel like they are forgotten,they just aren't made for sneaker heads...they're made for skateboarders,that's why they aren't on anyone's radar.
Bas Swart (1 month ago)
+Dan Simpson totally agree I'm a skater 2 and got the kalis lite in my daily rotation. This a must have for a sneakerhead, really would love to get a pair of the first DC kalis tho
Dan Simpson (2 months ago)
Vic Rodriguez I’m a skater and I’m a sneaker head. You would be surprised how many sneaker heads there are in the. Skate community .
Jeremy Steckman (2 months ago)
+Joshua Jessop so is airwalk and zumies I hope it takes off
Baksidesteez (2 months ago)
+Uncouth Behavior There's also Adio, Axion, DVS, IPath, Reef, The list could keep going.
knuckle head (2 months ago)
+Hes Kicks Have you done a video featuring the shaqs and them master p shoes? Make em say uhhhhhhh!!!! Kswiss classics were dope by the way and anna kornikova, just delish.
Stelly Chisolm (6 minutes ago)
Niggas in the hood always making up shit based on conspiracies and shit. A dope brand, TROOP, destroyed because of rumors. I see niggas still wearing Timberland Boots though......CRAZY !
persil stover (9 hours ago)
what ever happened to ellese? Diadora was cool then was gone also.
MiniMight (13 hours ago)
DC is meant for skateboarders, they weren't supposed to be mainstream, they're still popular amongst the targeted audience
The Rhins Ranger (23 hours ago)
There’s a shop here that sells LTD Ed K-Swiss, they seem to be doing just fine
charliebeddoes14 (1 day ago)
Lotto, stadia
Adrian Valdez (3 days ago)
DC ain’t forgotten. Huh???
TheOSH170 (4 days ago)
I wore my kswiss @ 5:10 I rocked that pair HARD
J.R. Elgran (10 days ago)
SMH so Jews been using Blacks
KingJames95 (13 days ago)
We still sell DC and BKs in the UK
attilabeats (16 days ago)
DC never left, the fuck this video is jabbering about?!
Joe Mullin (1 month ago)
Le Caf?
mitchum robert (1 month ago)
“Country club street wear” that sort of is what hip hop is right now.
Mike Jurnak (1 month ago)
Fila mantas I had them back in the day✌
jay deep (1 month ago)
What about G-unit sneakers by reebok.
Ruben Ortiz (1 month ago)
GB(Giorgo Bruttiny),Diadora,Mizuno,Sauconis,Bob Marley's, Ewing's, Ellesse,Clark's, Everlast, ect.
NEFTALI MASIS (1 month ago)
Pony used to be a lifetime shoes, I loved those sneakers.
earlando salazar (1 month ago)
I remember my Troop "High Rollers" jacket i had freshman yr in hs....killin the game🔥🔥
Shama Peh Ben Yah (1 month ago)
ion whooked (1 month ago)
i used 2 rock kswiss
wahwah1013 (1 month ago)
Dude, say the whole word.
W S (1 month ago)
cant forget about SOAP's
W S (1 month ago)
you was dead on about the BK's.. i remember they banned them in middle school... and you only wore them if you were affiliated with a gang
Otaku Kid (1 month ago)
How about AND1`s who uses those anymore?
Yvng_Geta BEATS (1 month ago)
I have pony shorts😊
123myballsitch (1 month ago)
im 26 man i remember some brands like PhatFarm, BabyPhat, Airwalk, Etnies, Emerica, And1, Circa, Cant forget about them ugly ass g-unit and game hurricane sneakers. also back then spinner rims were hot af and DaDa came with them spinners rims sneakers lol
B Woods (1 month ago)
B.K British knights
Steve-O (1 month ago)
I'm not gonna lie...I have 10 pairs of the BK relaunch shoes. All mids and highs. I love them. They have that over the top 80s vibe to them. *This comment was made by a non gang affiliated individual. 😉
Chip Lamkin (1 month ago)
Third list!?!
Travis Wade (1 month ago)
What about GBX?
Eric Rodriguez 215 (1 month ago)
BK Dymacels were my shit back then.
00Resev (1 month ago)
Interesting. I got 3 pairs of BK Copal Mid Top in black, dark brown, and tan. A casual, quasi-formal shoe i rather enjoy wearing in the Fall/Winter, or for a more formal occasion when i just want to be comfortable without looking too sporty. I didn't knew the brand had history. I'm in the market for a few K-Swiss shoes that should arrive soon. A pair of Court Cheswick in Black/White, and a couple pairs of Court Pro II SP in Forest, and Chocolat/Egret.
Anton Villafana (1 month ago)
Etonic, Travel Fox, Sweet Fox and Spoilers, were some brands that I remember growing up. I guess that ages me right there.
JBenz75 (1 month ago)
I had a pair of solid white etonics back in 83 that I thought was the shit!
Bjorn Marley (1 month ago)
what about spx...?...haha
COBALT. (1 month ago)
Airwalk, Diadora, Etnies, Mitre, Quasar, Travel Fox, HiTec, Etonic, Dada, Duffs, Apex
Subscribe to Pewdiepie (1 month ago)
*Hides DC hat
Kneegrowplz (1 month ago)
What y’all know about Diadora tho
What about lecoupe,addiadoras, and filas
Peter (1 month ago)
power (bata).. kurt cobain!
Peter (1 month ago)
djpito powerhousepro (1 month ago)
What about Ellesse brand
MattyBespoke (1 month ago)
cee dee (1 month ago)
You are sleeping on PUMA, Lotto and Saucony
joey hernandez (2 months ago)
What about lotto
Dan Simpson (2 months ago)
SPX,! Fila, Etnies
LUFC 4EVA (2 months ago)
Anyone remember spx .....Mercury.......matchstick.......proflex........gola
sire 161 (2 months ago)
For years I've been looking for '92 Adidas Phantoms.
OKstang77 (2 months ago)
What about Keepas, think that's what the name was, they had colored triangles you could swap out for different looks.
Selector Jah (2 months ago)
Who remembers Xanthus sneakers?Also where would FILA rate in all this?
Sharptooth Trex (2 months ago)
Well I thought there might be an 80s sneakers commercial involving a boy pressing the sneakers tongue with his two fingers sounding like a revving car, then he takes off running like a car accelerating to the floor.
Brian Spellburgio (2 months ago)
I had a pair of these sneakers I remover the commercial had how Montana in it the year was like 1995 ??? The shoe was called flax?? Flak ?? Flack???
James Dodson (2 months ago)
Man lol i had all the old school shoes, mostly in the early 90s late 80s lol Man, i Miss those days
Guest (2 months ago)
BK is seen in a store called sports direct here in the UK (it's kinda like Dick's sporting goods) but it's seen as a cheap shoe and you would get laughed at if you wore these in a school or any sort of environment where what you where is heavily scrutinized.
jackson nova (2 months ago)
What about ellese , and diaddoro?
J.A.M (2 months ago)
Wow bro... no point in these vids... you’re just reaching for brands so you can back the vid title... but in reality... a lot the Co’s. you claim are “forgotten” are still thriving...
Diondre Nordstrom (2 months ago)
Lotto's & Van Grack's
Tom Jones (2 months ago)
Trendy overpriced junk!
Lisa Johnson (2 months ago)
Anybody remember Tretorn?
hollywood fats (2 months ago)
pony were so ghetto when i was a kid and not in a good way. so, naturally, i had to wear them :)
hollywood fats (2 months ago)
why not learn people's names before you say them?
2003MARSSKILLS (2 months ago)
Other sneakers include: Ellesse Diador Le Coq Sportif Quantums just to mention a few
JuniorX EastNY (2 months ago)
Marlin Robinson  Wow! That is interesting- talk about west coast vs. east coast styles!!! This still brings back nice memories of my European cousins visiting and introducing new and "weird" brand names to me like Le Coq Sportiff, Kappa, and Naf Naf!! I miss those pre-internet, innocent times!!! LOL
Marlin Robinson (2 months ago)
+JuniorX EastNY It was semi popular in L.A. back in the mid 80's. Some guys even rocked Le Coq Sportiff jogging suits. LOL
JuniorX EastNY (2 months ago)
My cousins from France brought thier Le Coq Sportif gear (sneakers and jeans) to New York when they came to visit me in the early '80s. It was the ONLY time I ever saw or heard of that brand! This was back when we were kids in 1982. I haven't ever seen Le Coq Sportif on sale here since then except in Marshalls or TJ Maxxx.
Que Onda Canal (2 months ago)
thanks for tha cheese (2 months ago)
Yep DC are still quite popular in UK and I remember when TROOP were really popular here aswel as BK.
James Alvarez (2 months ago)
That Gary Busey thumbs was hilarious!
Phantom Eyce (2 months ago)
I still rock DC'S 🤔 plus they have a website and official eBay account and still sell dope stuff
Kevin Brooks (2 months ago)
Kevin Brooks (2 months ago)
What about Spot Bilt and Avia
Régis V (2 months ago)
British Knights sneaker!👍
Genis 85 (2 months ago)
Agnes Trillana (2 months ago)
Echo's and Supra?
Jhonny Bago (3 months ago)
how abot tretorn
Mannie Flores (3 months ago)
Rocked BK's with the bottom of my pants rolled up!!!
Alyve Domeneghini (3 months ago)
Will You put out part 3 ??
ThisAccountisDeleted (3 months ago)
Pony did a Joey Bada$$ collab
Malakai Brown (3 months ago)
Damn the pair of troops I bought I thought they were fake Jordan's now I'm turning them into a pair of hi top soap shoes with heely wheels they were dirt cheap as far as sneakers go
That Dude (3 months ago)
That Dude (3 months ago)
CUGA....sOld at Sky City & Rose's I think . . !.the cause of young childhood trauma. Elementary up til freshman yr of high I had the pain of getting to where Po folk fashion...flea market,thrift store,hand me downs from some other ladies kid shit even had some Church charity box threads. Then I got my 1st life changer shoes, all white Reebok classics. All my confidence needed was for those little mean ass kids to quit fuggin wit me on my kicks lol.
Eye saiah (3 months ago)
Who remembers Etonics tho? 🤧
playboymaxim (3 months ago)
@3:44 Never in my 51 years have I heard his name pronounced like that lmao Just breakin balls, enjoyed the vid
Sole Magus (3 months ago)
Karl Kani? MVP?
Emuz (3 months ago)
I have a nice pair of BKs
R53S Cooper (3 months ago)
Don't forget Hoops. Imitation Jordan's.
kenneth sateniaman (3 months ago)
add supra. back when justin bieber was wearing supra.
The sneaker world is controlled by the nike and adidas dynasties :)
christopher davies (3 months ago)
You forgot to mention how bk was a Ng sponsor for niickolodian gameshow double dare where all the contestants wore them and they were prises
Conner Jahns (3 months ago)
I use to have a pair of dc
xxXjjdaplayer xxX (3 months ago)
I don't rlly think DC is forgotten but the last time I had a product was like a couple years ado
Brian J#65 (3 months ago)
i still wear dc shoes
Felipe Coronel (3 months ago)
KSwiss & DC aren't forgettable
Dallasweimorts (3 months ago)
Man they have k Swiss at the hibbets and Ross near me.I was thinking about buying a pair.
Dani Pujols (3 months ago)
Bally's kicks
Skai R (3 months ago)
K Swiss was my jam back in 2000 when I was in HS. Everyone had a pair of the all whites with the laces tucked in the shoe, LMAO.
retardno002 (3 months ago)
DC is one of the few skater brands that Nike SB didn't completely destroy, so they're far from forgotten. DC and Vans are basically the bread and butter of skate shoes right now (aside from the likes of Nike SB and Adidas Skateboarding).
retardno002 (3 months ago)
Other brands like Globe, Emerica, Adio, ES, etc. have been thrown into such obscurity that even mentioning their names makes me feel old.
garth james (3 months ago)
You forgot about AND 1
Knycklez Official (3 months ago)
Forgot Etonics bro them shits was dope
Deezildennis (4 months ago)
I bought a pair of K-Swiss Casper court's on a whim at the beginning of the summer. I normally wear puma classics and Superstars but these are super nice and were clean as hell. I spend as much time cleaning these up and making them look nice as I do anything else I own.
Ke Rider (4 months ago)
Buster Brown
Belinda Quintanilla (4 months ago)
DC, and k swiss isn't
Azwad Jahan (4 months ago)
U forgot the most popular sneaker brand "SUPRA".SUPRA.
john nunez (4 months ago)
There was a brand in the 90's called JAG really popular in new york!

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