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.