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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 (11 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.
Chauntel Shannon (13 days ago)
+Brian Moore your crazy. Most skaters wear Vans ever since the 70s. Nike SB and Adidas would be secondary. Back in the 90s it was Vans and Airwalk. Airwalk eventually lost it's luster and ended up becoming a Payless shoe.
louiethepitt (4 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 (6 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 (6 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 (7 months ago)
+Joshua Jessop so is airwalk and zumies I hope it takes off
Silvije Musić (21 hours ago)
Top 5 forgotten sneakers :1. Kronos2. Superga3. Avia4. Converse - Cons5. Diadora
K_SWISS is still selling in thailand
Rebecca Smith (2 days ago)
What about Airwalks they were the first skater shoes
TheRagingDragon (4 days ago)
you cant go anywhere without seeing dc lmao
TJ Kettoman (7 days ago)
Still got my old DC's
bishass negustrynaplay (16 days ago)
no mention of soap shoes?
SLRR JP (18 days ago)
Funny thing is that I found a pair of PF flyers and a pair of Troops at my local Burlington’s
sidney collier (21 days ago)
What about "ROOS"?????....
Jose Olmeda (21 days ago)
Growing up I had Reebok Blacktop, Saucony, Ellesse, Vision Street Wear, British Knights, LA Gear, Avia when they were popular and etc....
bee boo (21 days ago)
Baller Brand Top Gold Fila Pony Ellesse Stadia (Air) ProWings
Lavish in vain (22 days ago)
phatpharms
voner (27 days ago)
Diadoras Avia Patrick Ewings
Jeff Holweg (28 days ago)
Ewing Athletics!! They've been dropping some serious heat!
Kwabena Johnson (29 days ago)
The ice creams sneakers
Kwabena Johnson (29 days ago)
I just got some Bk sneakers for my birthday. I'm sneakerhead who wants to break mostly beyond the norm. My next goal is LA Gears and a new pair of Ewings
Aaron Chavez (29 days ago)
How about diadora's that old skoo
DC is actually still well and alive in the skate community and motorsports community
Brian Brown (30 days ago)
Xanthus
Brian Brown (30 days ago)
Legends
hightops77 (1 month ago)
I have a pair of bk’s brand new still in the box . I loved them back in the 80’s.
COOKIE CREW (1 month ago)
hi.......im 45 years old writing from germany. man you got me in to a good time of my life with this! ...back then you had to know someone who went home to the US to get the latest things in hiphop fashion. not like today with the ease of internet! i grew up in bavaria and we had a lot of US soliders stationed here. i wore troop suits and shoes..with a double fat goose v bomberjacked in winter....✊🏾😎 that was the time when the fake mcm lv gucci fendi gear from new york was around too...man we was flexin with fakeshit...but back then it was within the culture. cazal glasses...10k gold pendants and chains...😂 suede pumas...we had to travel to paris and london to get those... kareem abdul jabbars from adidas shell toes with snake stripes fila shoes with BK you had to watch because they stood for bloodkilla back then and you might got your ass kicked...or worse. k swiss is not that old...we wore those in white as most wore nike af1's at that time. i had a L.A.gear pair....it was low,all white with black and blue....very very nice shoe back then. heskicks....do you have a pair of kareem abdul jabbars from adidas? man i miss the mid 80s and all 90s... thanks bringing this back into my mind.
Palyar777 (1 month ago)
DC? just becoz no rapper endorsement! haha You must be a frustrated rapper!
zivoboFX (1 month ago)
Pfff. I’m wearing pony sweatpants right now
troy-scott Wink (1 month ago)
i had the troop major hi tops..they was the dopest hi tops at the time..didnt like the ajs that year..went for the ewings instead.. rocking the ewing 1s right now.
Dj Kenny (1 month ago)
What about, Lottos ...Brooks ...skips....diadora....Le Coq Sportif....Saucony.. Ellesse ... Avia ...All these joint where classic too yea,,, need a pt 3 on this!
Ya Hear Me Though? ? (1 month ago)
You need to quit stopping the video to beg for subscriptions and likes. If people Ike you they will subscribe if they don’t they won’t. You stop dead in the middle of the video and most of the time 2 or 3 times a video and beg and plead for subs. Everyone knows how to subscribe you annoying your viewers is getting old and your starting to look desperate.
K-Swiss (1 month ago)
Hell yeah! We'll take that number two spot. Keep watching tho! The GaryVee Collab is just the start of the revamp!
XX (1 month ago)
what lmfao
Nigel Koger (1 month ago)
Why dc why not panter shoes
blackdragon6 (2 months ago)
I personally think that the troop rumor was a type of sabotage 🤔. To a certain extent I feel the same way about BK.
BIHM III (2 months ago)
K- Swiss are made for refined #ballers
BIHM III (2 months ago)
K- Swiss are still #fresh!
LIFE is BEAUTIFUL (2 months ago)
+BIHM III damn!are you getting the new one "Jupiter
BIHM III (2 months ago)
+LIFE is BEAUTIFUL my family has not stopped rocking them...
LIFE is BEAUTIFUL (2 months ago)
Yess they coming back!
andromeda 777 (2 months ago)
Yo ken block actually have a sneaker brand.now that is epic!
artpipe TX (2 months ago)
Whatever happened to Ellesse? Great vid.
Ed Keaton (2 months ago)
What about Filas? Does anyone wear these anymore? What about British Knights? Anybody remember those?
Jimbo Barrion (3 months ago)
Please feature tretorn, champion & and1
hortencia Talabera (3 months ago)
I remember pony never was a fan of em
It’s about the Metal (3 months ago)
Etnies
It’s about the Metal (3 months ago)
Anyone remember quasar trainers or arrow
MnW productions (3 months ago)
What about Emericas
philip tan (3 months ago)
What about kickers¿
Ricardo De La Peña (3 months 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 (3 months ago)
thx!
ELchimbo quepasa (3 months ago)
Wack ass British Knights and K swiss...
Mickey Scott III (3 months ago)
Diadora, lottos, puma
Dee Whylz (3 months ago)
SPX & Hi-Tec
David H (3 months ago)
*Le Coq Sportif*
Tien_Gouki (3 months 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 (3 months ago)
i loved my bks
Marty DCMan (4 months ago)
Tretorn & Airwalk
Myke Fuller (4 months ago)
DC actually stands for Droors Clothing.
dick rambone (4 months ago)
If u include skate shoes, the top 5 are: 1. Vision Streetwear 2. Etnies 3. Osiris 4. DC 5. Airwalk
sam sung (4 months ago)
Riddell and no limit sneakers
Alfa Rubi (4 months ago)
and1
piffdaddy420 (4 months 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 (4 months ago)
Adio
Alex Aiello (4 months ago)
btw this vid made me a subscriber
Alex Aiello (4 months ago)
I forgot during the first video....AND1 shoes!!
Mr. T (4 months ago)
I had a pair of BK tennis shoes, epic
BlackBeltValeTudo (4 months ago)
None of these brands are forgotten about. You can but a pair at the store right now.
MakeSenze (4 months ago)
DCs still rockin boi
Big0ne 251 (4 months ago)
dc dont belong on this list
GrosBig (4 months ago)
what about And1 ??
louiethepitt (4 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 (4 months ago)
Cuba's
Stelly Chisolm (4 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 (4 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 (4 months ago)
There’s a shop here that sells LTD Ed K-Swiss, they seem to be doing just fine
charliebeddoes14 (5 months ago)
Lotto, stadia
Adrian Valdez (5 months ago)
DC ain’t forgotten. Huh???
TheOSH170 (5 months ago)
I wore my kswiss @ 5:10 I rocked that pair HARD
J.R. Elgran (5 months ago)
SMH so Jews been using Blacks
GrumpoGrump (5 months ago)
We still sell DC and BKs in the UK
attilabeats (5 months ago)
DC never left, the fuck this video is jabbering about?!
Joe Mullin (5 months ago)
Le Caf?
mitchum robert (6 months ago)
“Country club street wear” that sort of is what hip hop is right now.
Mike Jurnak (6 months ago)
Fila mantas I had them back in the day✌
jay deep (6 months ago)
What about G-unit sneakers by reebok.
Ruben Ortiz (6 months ago)
GB(Giorgo Bruttiny),Diadora,Mizuno,Sauconis,Bob Marley's, Ewing's, Ellesse,Clark's, Everlast, ect.
NEFTALI MASIS (6 months ago)
Pony used to be a lifetime shoes, I loved those sneakers.
earlando salazar (6 months ago)
I remember my Troop "High Rollers" jacket i had freshman yr in hs....killin the game🔥🔥
Shama Peh Ben Yah (6 months ago)
PRO-WINGS
GURU ZINI (1 month ago)
+Dj Kenny those are the tennis shoes my parents bought me for 7th grade gym class
Dj Kenny (1 month ago)
+GURU ZINI The one they made to look like the air Jordan
GURU ZINI (3 months ago)
holy payless shoe flashback
ion whooked (6 months ago)
i used 2 rock kswiss
wahwah1013 (6 months ago)
Dude, say the whole word.
W S (6 months ago)
cant forget about SOAP's
W S (6 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
xHype69 (6 months ago)
How about AND1`s who uses those anymore?
YVNG_GETA Got The Sauce (6 months ago)
I have pony shorts😊
123myballsitch (6 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 (6 months ago)
B.K British knights
Steve-O (6 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 (6 months ago)
Third list!?!
Travis Wade (6 months ago)
What about GBX?
Eric Rodriguez 215 (6 months ago)
BK Dymacels were my shit back then.
00Resev (6 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 (6 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 (4 months ago)
I remember travel foxes.. Was that just a Baltimore thang.? Or better yet , the Domino Boots..
JBenz75 (6 months ago)
I had a pair of solid white etonics back in 83 that I thought was the shit!
Bjorn Marley (6 months ago)
what about spx...?...haha
bleu booty (6 months ago)
Airwalk, Diadora, Etnies, Mitre, Quasar, Travel Fox, HiTec, Etonic, Dada, Duffs, Apex
Subscribe to Pewdiepie (6 months ago)
*Hides DC hat
Kneegrowplz (6 months ago)
What y’all know about Diadora tho
Ryan Snooditty Williams (6 months ago)
What about lecoupe,addiadoras, and filas

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