Sunday, 10 May 2009

LA Gear: Doin' it Since I was a Kid


Last May I read ALOT about the re-release of the LA Gear Stardust Hi-Tops. Back when I was a kid, LA Gears were at the height of their popularity, Nike were nothing compared to the LA Gear 'Back-to-the-Future' light up kicks that every kid wanted (and every kid who didn't have them envied HARD!!) You know you I owned a pair, well, at least a fake pair anyway...

LA Gear came together with Amsterdam's Club Zonda to make the aptly named 'Fireball' pair in 2008, which are the orange and pink ones. I was super excited as it was supposed to be a European release, but did I any?? Not a single pair! I looked and waited but nothing, I would have never thought aged 20-what, I would want or even own a pair of LA Gears again. But these 'Fireballs' got me hard. And as you can see, I own these bad boys now!

On my usual rounds of the shops in London town, I went into a trainer store..and on the sale rack..there they were. Sitting loud and proud (and quite cheap). I honestly couldn't believe my eyes! After a whole year they just came into the store and hit the sale rack straight away, but I wasn't complaining! I picked the white/green/purple and the Fireball pairs and I was indecisive, as usual. The manager offered me a price that I really could not refuse, both pairs for £65, when the Fireballs were originally £90! And how could I not buy the white/green/purple pair when they came sealed in the original 1980s style box! I would have bought the box alone, it really is the icing on the cake:

How sick can a shoebox get?! A box is just as important as the shoes no doubt.

And before you ask (because everyone does), no they do not light up.

19 comments:

rachy said...

not sure if i like them..i like the colours of them..i don't remember la gears when i was little..i have reebok classics and platform kickers!!

Martha said...

lol i agree
i would've bought the box alone.
i love the white/green/purple ones
<3

Hildi**** said...

sweeeeeet.

♥KiMMiE said...

I Love You..will u share? ehehehe.. verrrry nice!!!

kaytahackman said...

They are SO SICK. Damn australia and not getting ANYTHING good here EVER.

LIKLE P said...

JEALOUS.

BetseyJ said...

JEALOUSSSSS.

<3

LANA said...

Sick! I love the fireball, saw a girl selling it in my size. But didn't bought them, stupid me!!

Enjoy LA Gear haha!

eve said...

says hi from Amsterdam, great blog!

those are sweet ;-)

Layla said...

We have them in almost every sneaker store here in Holland. Still like them thoug, especially the red ones!

Love from Holland ;D

Lottie said...

love em..need em..ship them to me...
they are awesome
i envy those light up ones:)

Kandace said...

That shoe box is definitely awesome. I would totally cut that out and hang it up on my wall. And speaking of trainers my boyfriend promised me a pair before I go to London. I can't wait!

http://www.fashionismygirlfriend.com/

Ally said...

i want these shoes just for the box xD

Angelakatee said...

cute bloggg ! thanks for the comments :) xxxxx mwa

Coco Pine said...

You know me....I only like the box lol but the colour of the trainers are cool I guess

Annd hoe I just realised you pics from uni ball, ure wearing that jacket from thenin sky video! balllin! lol

chloe said...

haha, apart from the shoes, i totally love the box! x

Hesh said...

Loving this conversation!! And the timing is perfect, as LA Gear & Sportie LA just released 89 pairs of the Stardust in the US! Yallz can read the full article here:
http://lagearnews.com/2009/05/stardust.html
and satisfy your need to grab one of these here and only here:
http://www.sportiela.com/lagear/stardust.html

gd said...

i wore la gears too. that shoes was freakin' awesome. too bad i don't have it now.

Hesh said...

You CAN get LA Gear now... if it's the Stardust you want, they're only available here:
http://www.sportiela.com/lagear/stardust.html

Not sure how many pairs are left of those, cause they only put out 90.

The rest of the relaunched and updated Unstoppable line is at: http://www.sportiela.com/lagear