LA Gear vs Jordan Brand

April 10, 2009 | 42

LA Gear Sneakers

LA Gear gets their Air Jordan 4 swag on, well at least that was the plan. Sneaker companies looking to one another for ideas and inspiration is nothing new in the sneaker culture, so this should come as no surprise. However, LA Gear is having a hard enough time trying to win back their “back in the day” fans and we honestly don’t think this rip is going to help. To each his own, but let’s hear your thoughts in the comments section.

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LA Gear Sneakers

LA Gear Sneakers

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Mars Blackmon Air Jordan 4

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Comments (42)

  1. Brooklyn

    Epic Fail lol

  2. Maurice

    they should be sued

  3. CenValCali

    Let me go see if I could cop some Jordache jeans @ the Thrift store & rock em wit a white Izod polo wit the collar popped….Then I’ll purchase these hideous azz L.A. Gear & get my 80′s swag on….YEE!!

  4. Starz

    fuk dat LA gear shit jordan 4′s go hard they da shits and these arent even poop stains!

  5. (Sucker for Infrareds)aka Mr.My Shoe Game Breaks Peoples Neck

    Y’all are crazy, these joints are pure heat. I heard that they are releasing a bred colorway that lights up. LOL. J/k. These are hideous! There are certain brands that should be left in the graveyard and L.A. Gear is one of them.LOL…Definitely an Epic Fail.

  6. Starz

    and yo g-roc talkin bout j’s when yo ganna drop some more news?

  7. macabrecrown666

    There should be a warning on all LA gears telling people there is a strong chance they will get their asses kicked if they wear them. I could have used that warning back in the day….

  8. 23edge

    D’Wayne Edwards said he used to work at LA Gear, which can seem impressive to most. But that got me thinking the other day; LA Gear was never hot, yet Edwards act’s like he has this impressive resume. Yeah I know the guy is a sneaker head and is really friendly, however I have to be honest and say it’s guys like him that are ruining the sneaker game for me. Nike has too many sneaker fans working for them that are more fans of what Nike has done than actual sneaker designers that want to bring something new to the game. And until Nike hires some bona fide designer (and not a fan) with fresh ideas, the sneaker game will be doomed to only retros and sneakers inspired by older sneakers.

  9. weirdoF!t$

    they’re FIRED!

  10. Twebb

    HA HA pretty funny.

  11. IM COPPIN IF THE LITTLE FAKE AIR BUBBLE IN THE BACK LIGHTS UP!

  12. D

    This is another April Fool’s Day joke right? If not these are awful.

  13. Eric

    Dam, its amazing how companies can just rip off designs like that…Shitty Shoes by the way.

  14. abelinoSFV

    back in my day’s these where considered fakes and still are i’m so sure who would copp these seriously….

  15. kush

    shameless biters

  16. Glen-Dizzle

    I suggest that LA Gear end the era of “LA Gear” and do a whole new line of shoe (with new designers) with a new name/logo and identity…LA Gear is a big part of the “back in the day” shoe culture….but its not one that will survive in modern times. If you don’t want to change your name at least keep it inside the shoe cuz LA Gear is just wiggity wiggity wiggity wack!

  17. Ether AKA MisterMcFly23

    *blank f*ckin stare*

  18. robert tinh

    i love it…. haha

  19. ITSME BOI

    These Shits is fire…. Give me 2 Purr!!!

  20. ITSME BOI

    lol JUST KIDDING!!! DONT LYNCH ME YET!!!

  21. DMVsneakerdude

    LA Gear FTL!!!! Go back to light-up bottoms!!!! lol.

  22. CAD 5000

    I remember these joints…. Back when I was a short stop, this was as close as I ever was gonna get to wearing jb. Shoes like these are the main reason that I collect now.

  23. samsonite

    Doesn’t help that the materials are shit

  24. Slimcjr

    These are horrible.

  25. DSMITH

    Oh these will look hot right next to my Yums and fake Supra Levis joints…please don’t believe it.

  26. N I R V A N A

    Swagger jacker!

  27. I kind of agree with Glen-Dizzle on LA Gear teaming up with some high profile designers possibly even high-end. Younger all I really remember where the LA Lights which were ill for sure. Probably the only sneaker commercial I remember vividly without the help of Youtube. Going mom and pop store hunting introduced me to them more as one of those brands that took crazy chances. I think they can make a comeback this year but with their left field designs and not bites. BK Knights didn’t make it back and neither did Troop. Put them bitches on a runway in Milan and rock from there. Fruck LA Gear biting Jordan though.

  28. XkrispyELI

    L.a gear is garbage.

  29. aSh

    What’s crazy is some where out there the people @ L.A.GEAR were proly looking at these shoes like “THESE ARE FRESH!!!! WE’RE DEFINATLY MAKEING A COME BACK THIS YEAR WITH THESE!!!!” and some one actually approved this p.o.s!!! Man they should retro there line up then maybe some one would buy a pair… for laughs….

  30. is so dope boy fresh

    IT’S OFFICIAL I’M RETIRING FROM THE GAME… HIT ME UP I GOT ALL KINDS OF STUFF TO GET RID OF… SB’S JORDANS ADIDAS REEBOKS TFKENNADY @ YAHOO.COM

  31. xxcoreyxx

    Did they really have to
    “Tinker” around with JB’s designs?
    In any business, you don’t look
    towards competition for inspiration..
    this is too obvious
    Umpire:
    STTTRRRRIIIIKKKEEE!!!!

  32. Y’ALL AIN’T SEEN SH*T YET….THESE ARE PART OF THEIR NEW 2009 LINE THAT DROPPED HERE AT OSHMANS SPORTS STORE A WHILE AGO….THERE’S A HIGH TOP JOINT THAT “BORROWS” FROM THE AJ V’s THAT’S GONNA MAKE PEOPLE KINDA LOSE THEIR MINDS, MOSTLY IN A BAD WAY…..HUGE, ALL WHITE CHUNKY HI TOPS WITH A MESH SIDE PANEL AND ALL SORTS OF JORDAN-LIKE DETAILS…..

  33. Brandon

    Look like a cartoon of the fours….ugly

  34. Jojo

    At least them LA Gears look better than Fusions… LOL

  35. AY

    are u serious lmao

  36. ironspatula

    *getting ready the bargain tables and making “everything must go: $9.99! signs*

  37. daveyb

    just give me back the light up joint thats all i want again

  38. jst stop right now. save the emberrasement.

  39. wikwiks

    the fire red 4′s are better the knock offs is gay

  40. wakeUP

    i dont know what you guys are talking about. these are fiyahhh *high pitch voice*

    sike!

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