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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 (8 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.
louiethepitt (2 months ago)
+Hes Kicks yeah, the time of the posers when dressing with Skateboard Brand even if you had no idea how to skate or even own a skateboard was Accepted...now that skateboard in general has fallen away from fashion... you don't see that many posers with DCs walking around.... now you could talk about FALLEN...that was a big shoe company both in the poser world and skateboarding world...but due to bad management it went bankrupt....also Airwalks...that was a big brand for the sneaker heads that was adopted by skaters....but these days you can only buy them in 1 place "Payless Shoe source" that also went bankrupt recently...at one point Airwalk was going head to head with Vans.
Bas Swart (3 months 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 (4 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 (4 months ago)
+Joshua Jessop so is airwalk and zumies I hope it takes off
Baksidesteez (4 months ago)
+Uncouth Behavior There's also Adio, Axion, DVS, IPath, Reef, The list could keep going.
Jimbo Barrion (6 days ago)
Please feature tretorn, champion & and1
hortencia Talabera (8 days ago)
I remember pony never was a fan of em
Anyone remember quasar trainers or arrow
M3nNwhit3 productions (9 days ago)
What about Emericas
philip tan (20 days ago)
What about kickers¿
Ricardo De La Peña (21 days ago)
Ugh, I didn’t know there was a part 2! I should have saved my comments for after I saw a second vid, darn. Nonetheless, great job again sir. If you’d indulge me with some suggestions that still leaves Etonic, Brooks, Ellesse, Head, Dada, Starbury, And1, Lotto, Kappa, and Umbro. Yes, I know the last ones are still around but they’ve lost some relevance compared to wear they were. That’s not even to mention all those hip hop inspired brands from the 2000’s like Phat Farm, Fubu, Ecko, etc. Looking forward to the next vid.
Hes Kicks (21 days ago)
ELchimbo quepasa (23 days ago)
Wack ass British Knights and K swiss...
Mickey Scott III (24 days ago)
Diadora, lottos, puma
Dee Whylz (26 days ago)
SPX & Hi-Tec
David H (28 days ago)
*Le Coq Sportif*
Tien_Gouki (1 month ago)
Back in 89 when I was 14 I was on the Kids Game Show Fun House and BK was a sponsor and I got a pair of Hightops with the Giant Tongues as all Contestants wore them on the show.
eryn kerner (1 month ago)
i loved my bks
Marte Manaloto (1 month ago)
Tretorn & Airwalk
Myke Fuller (1 month ago)
DC actually stands for Droors Clothing.
dick rambone (1 month ago)
If u include skate shoes, the top 5 are: 1. Vision Streetwear 2. Etnies 3. Osiris 4. DC 5. Airwalk
sam sung (1 month ago)
Riddell and no limit sneakers
Alfa Rubi (1 month ago)
piffdaddy420 (1 month ago)
LLOL I REMEMBER PONY!!! I remember being a little kid and all the adults wore Pony and i was like why the fuck do all these ppl like shoes that say "pony" hahahaha!!
Giovanni Abellanosa (1 month ago)
Alex Aiello (1 month ago)
btw this vid made me a subscriber
Alex Aiello (1 month ago)
I forgot during the first video....AND1 shoes!!
Mr. T (1 month ago)
I had a pair of BK tennis shoes, epic
BlackBeltValeTudo (1 month ago)
None of these brands are forgotten about. You can but a pair at the store right now.
Oops (1 month ago)
DCs still rockin boi
Big0ne 251 (1 month ago)
dc dont belong on this list
GrosBig (2 months ago)
what about And1 ??
louiethepitt (2 months ago)
DC is very alive man...in their target customers "Skateboarders"... I will argue it is the biggest shoe Brand in skateboarding.... and a lots of Posers (not skaters who wear Skateboarding brands) it is also very big.... if you want to talk about big Fail brands then you could feature "Fallen".... now this was at one point a top 5 shoe in the skateboarding scene...also used by posers.... and it went bankrupt because of poor management not because people didn't buy them anymore....also don't forget AirWalks...wow this brand was big and competing head to head with Vans at some point and now you can barely buy them in 1 place "pay-less shoe source" that also went recently banckrupt so good luck finding Aurwalks these dayts.
Nakia Downing (2 months ago)
Stelly Chisolm (2 months 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 !
MiniMight (2 months ago)
DC is meant for skateboarders, they weren't supposed to be mainstream, they're still popular amongst the targeted audience
The Rhins Ranger (2 months ago)
There’s a shop here that sells LTD Ed K-Swiss, they seem to be doing just fine
charliebeddoes14 (2 months ago)
Lotto, stadia
Adrian Valdez (2 months ago)
DC ain’t forgotten. Huh???
TheOSH170 (2 months ago)
I wore my kswiss @ 5:10 I rocked that pair HARD
J.R. Elgran (2 months ago)
SMH so Jews been using Blacks
KingJames95 (2 months ago)
We still sell DC and BKs in the UK
attilabeats (2 months ago)
DC never left, the fuck this video is jabbering about?!
Joe Mullin (3 months ago)
Le Caf?
mitchum robert (3 months ago)
“Country club street wear” that sort of is what hip hop is right now.
Mike Jurnak (3 months ago)
Fila mantas I had them back in the day✌
jay deep (3 months ago)
What about G-unit sneakers by reebok.
Ruben Ortiz (3 months ago)
GB(Giorgo Bruttiny),Diadora,Mizuno,Sauconis,Bob Marley's, Ewing's, Ellesse,Clark's, Everlast, ect.
NEFTALI MASIS (3 months ago)
Pony used to be a lifetime shoes, I loved those sneakers.
earlando salazar (3 months ago)
I remember my Troop "High Rollers" jacket i had freshman yr in hs....killin the game🔥🔥
Shama Peh Ben Yah (3 months ago)
GURU ZINI (26 days ago)
holy payless shoe flashback
ion whooked (3 months ago)
i used 2 rock kswiss
wahwah1013 (3 months ago)
Dude, say the whole word.
W S (3 months ago)
cant forget about SOAP's
W S (3 months 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 (3 months ago)
How about AND1`s who uses those anymore?
YVNG_GETA SYNTH (3 months ago)
I have pony shorts😊
123myballsitch (3 months 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 (3 months ago)
B.K British knights
Steve-O (3 months 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 (3 months ago)
Third list!?!
Travis Wade (3 months ago)
What about GBX?
Eric Rodriguez 215 (3 months ago)
BK Dymacels were my shit back then.
00Resev (3 months 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 (3 months ago)
Etonic, Travel Fox, Sweet Fox and Spoilers, were some brands that I remember growing up. I guess that ages me right there.
Nakia Downing (2 months ago)
I remember travel foxes.. Was that just a Baltimore thang.? Or better yet , the Domino Boots..
JBenz75 (3 months ago)
I had a pair of solid white etonics back in 83 that I thought was the shit!
Bjorn Marley (4 months ago)
what about spx...?...haha
COBALT. (4 months ago)
Airwalk, Diadora, Etnies, Mitre, Quasar, Travel Fox, HiTec, Etonic, Dada, Duffs, Apex
Subscribe to Pewdiepie (4 months ago)
*Hides DC hat
Kneegrowplz (4 months ago)
What y’all know about Diadora tho
Ryan Snooditty Williams (4 months ago)
What about lecoupe,addiadoras, and filas
Peter (4 months ago)
power (bata).. kurt cobain!
Peter (4 months ago)
djpito powerhousepro (4 months ago)
What about Ellesse brand
MattyBespoke (4 months ago)
cee dee (4 months ago)
You are sleeping on PUMA, Lotto and Saucony
joey hernandez (4 months ago)
What about lotto
Dan Simpson (4 months ago)
SPX,! Fila, Etnies
LUFC 4EVA (4 months ago)
Anyone remember spx .....Mercury.......matchstick.......proflex........gola
sire 161 (4 months ago)
For years I've been looking for '92 Adidas Phantoms.
OKstang77 (4 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 (4 months ago)
Who remembers Xanthus sneakers?Also where would FILA rate in all this?
Sharptooth Trex (4 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 (4 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 (4 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 (4 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 (4 months ago)
What about ellese , and diaddoro?
J.A.M (4 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 (4 months ago)
Lotto's & Van Grack's
Jack Johnson (4 months ago)
Trendy overpriced junk!
Lisa Johnson (4 months ago)
Anybody remember Tretorn?
hollywood fats (4 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 (4 months ago)
why not learn people's names before you say them?
2003MARSSKILLS (4 months ago)
Other sneakers include: Ellesse Diador Le Coq Sportif Quantums just to mention a few
JuniorX EastNY (4 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 (4 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 (4 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 (4 months ago)
thanks for tha cheese (4 months ago)
Yep DC are still quite popular in UK and I remember when TROOP were really popular here aswel as BK.
James Alvarez (4 months ago)
That Gary Busey thumbs was hilarious!
Mysta Cyric (5 months ago)
I still rock DC'S 🤔 plus they have a website and official eBay account and still sell dope stuff
Kevin Brooks (5 months ago)
Kevin Brooks (5 months ago)
What about Spot Bilt and Avia
Régis V (5 months ago)
British Knights sneaker!👍
Genis 85 (5 months ago)
Agnes Trillana (5 months ago)
Echo's and Supra?
Jhonny Bago (5 months ago)
how abot tretorn
Mannie Flores (5 months ago)
Rocked BK's with the bottom of my pants rolled up!!!

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