In an interview with Revolt TV, the American rapper stated,
“I really wanted to do something that was related to me growing up. I had the LA Gears when I grew up and it’s something that is from LA so it’s relatable, it’s hometown.”
“The retro style is coming back and I wanted to tap into that market, that old school stuff”.
For Tyga, the sneakers are all about nodding to a period in sneaker culture that did a lot for the movement. He mentions the rise of Michael Jackson & other celebrities that were affiliated with the brand.
Personally, these sneakers are too much for me and not something I’d wear, but I totally get where he is coming from and love the inspiration.
What do you guys think? Would you wear the new LA Gears?
See the full interview here at Revolt TV