Call it a Comeback

Posted in Your Fashion Fix by Staff on October 2, 2008

If you’re an 80’s baby like us … we’re talking the ones that arrived at the tail-end of the decade and count the 90’s as the era that really meant everything, then you definitely have a tale or two of your own to tell when you hear of L.A. Gear. Certainly, we’ve noticed our share of 80’s remixes and designs that pay tribute to that entire era from modern niche streetwear brands to sneaker kings like Nike, Reebok, and Adidas. What we can’t really say we’ve seen too much of, is what’s going on here in this charming collaboration with L.A. Gear, a brand basically resurrecting itself from the dead. And, to give credit where it’s due … L.A. Gear was huge during that time and were one of the first brands to make sneakers designed especially for the ladies. Club Zonder Filter are the cool kids that participated in this funky fusion. As such, sneakers go on sale across the pond first … at Patta, apparently ‘the place’ to find exclusive kicks over there. Yup, we didn’t know who the hell this duo was either but we should’ve. It was an idea completely born of their excitement about the old school brand and pure dedication … having proposed the idea and wooed the company for over a year. Definitely certified funkettes. Can we get an interview? Their updated interpretation of The Fireball is definitely a tried and true throwback with the original details we remember like the cutesy cutouts and the rhinestones. Seriously, we truly would have appreciated some LED lights thrown along the footbed. Still, we’re loving the bright red nubuck colorway, satin magenta interior with plum palm tree print and those tiny bows at back that simply sealed the deal for us. We hear the shoes come with an exclusive tee and additional checkerboard laces. We took a gander at these sneakers about a month back on Sneaker Freaker but we failed to note it here only because we got really excited about the Married to the Mob/ Reebok drop with the kiss print just as cute as ours and posted about it frequently. The time finally to came to claim our treasure and we came up empty handed. I’m still crushed. We wouldn’t suffer through the same depression over these but since we’ve found ’em online here at about $165 US after converting the Euro (plus good ol’ shipping), we think it’s definitely worth it. Much in the same way our favorite vintage finds mean so much … these are pretty close to authentic and truly one of a kind.

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  1. Kamila Kalish said, on January 28, 2009 at 3:58 pm

    If you’re looking to buy these online, i’m pretty sure you can get them shipped anywhere in the world from http://www.sportiela.com/lagear/ , and you can see pics and news on http://www.lagearnews.com (and they’ve picked up my videos there too! lol)

  2. Staff said, on January 29, 2009 at 10:33 am

    Hey Kamila,

    We don’t see that particular style on the site but it’s cool to see all the new stuff they’ve dropped. Very cool.


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