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    Default Michael Jackson & L.A. Gear (The Detail)

    Interesting summary of the MJ & LA Gear story by The Detail:






    And while we're at it...










    Did any of you own / wear these shoes? Nice collectibles, but I always found them a little too ugly to wear...

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    Default Re: Michael Jackson & L.A. Gear (The Detail)

    Lol, no offense to Michael but those are the ugliest shoes I have ever seen

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    I know the shoes don't look that great, but if these were ever to be released again I would buy them in a heartbeat.
    Put all your energy into your finger and throw it out like fire.


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    Wasn't there also a limited new edition of those MJ sneakers some years ago?
    Just a vague memory. Probably after Michael died(?)



    What's also interesting (at least to me now) is that this commercial with Michael dancing in a dark street actually came out in late 1990 long BEFORE the Black or White short film. It always seemed the other way round... the commercial referencing the outro of BoW.

    LA Times story about the commercial from August 1990:
    https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-...189-story.html
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    Default Re: Michael Jackson & L.A. Gear (The Detail)

    Quote Originally Posted by Electro View Post
    Wasn't there also a limited new edition of those MJ sneakers some years ago?
    Just a vague memory. Probably after Michael died(?)



    What's also interesting (at least to me now) is that this commercial with Michael dancing in a dark street actually came out in late 1990 long BEFORE the Black or White short film. It always seemed the other way round... the commercial referencing the outro of BoW.

    LA Times story about the commercial from August 1990:
    https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-...189-story.html
    For sure. That is predecessor to the panther dance and all likelihood it's inspiration.

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    Pfft! How could yous think they’re ugly? They’re not ugly to me, I love how it was designed. I’d buy those.
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    The ones with white parts (photos below video) are better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PoP View Post
    Pfft! How could yous think they’re ugly? They’re not ugly to me, I love how it was designed. I’d buy those.
    I love them too, I don't think they're ugly at all

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    So what was the settlement? Who had to pay damages to who? By watching that video, it seems that MJ did brake the contract. Does anyone know how this was resolved? Did MJ had to pay them and what amount?

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    Quote Originally Posted by OnirMJ View Post
    So what was the settlement? Who had to pay damages to who? By watching that video, it seems that MJ did brake the contract. Does anyone know how this was resolved? Did MJ had to pay them and what amount?
    It probably was not made public how exactly they settled out of court.

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    Tyga began to work with LA Gear and planned to re-release Billie Jean shoe but nothing ever came of it.

    He re-designed it and posted it on Instagram in 2014.

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    I had those shoes till my mum threw them out years ago

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    It's sad to know that people didn't like them much. maybe they came out alittle bit too early. they look cool to me. I think today people would like them. Michael was always ahead of his time.

    I think they did reboot them back after Michael passing. I think they call the moonwalk shoe. somewhere 2014 I think. by an artist who is a MJ fan. if they could reboot these shoes i would buy them in a heartbeat.



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