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K-SWISS on the west coast

Unread post by alexalonso » March 29th, 2005, 1:38 am

During the mid 1980s the White on White K-Swiss were the shoe to wear in LA among many youth. Then they came out with the red stripe and blue stripe K-Swiss. I wonder if that was to cater to the LA market? but I find it amazing how popular K-Swiss has been with very little advertising. It has longevity, and it appeals to the masses. They just started airing national commercials about 2 years ago. And on ther east coast from the 1980s to 1990 no one ever heard of K-SWISS.

I bought a pair of KSWISS from Standard Shoes on Wilshire & Fairfax in 1985 (i think) for $36.00. My father was pissed that K-Swiss cost that much because in New York I would by Pro Keds for half that amount.

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Re: K-SWISS on the west coast

Unread post by Oaktown » March 29th, 2005, 3:41 am

K-Swiss has been around for a long time huh? I'm from Australia so i guess it wouldn't have been the way it was for you in the states but ever since i was growing up there's always been K-Swiss stocked in the American stores... they were the shoe to buy back in the 90's.

They always being advertised in the Source magazine too, gotta love them K-Swiss shoes.

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Unread post by Unlimited » March 29th, 2005, 8:24 am

K-Swiss were always a sleeper hit. My family have always worn them no matter the cost because of their "simply white" look. The were called THE White Shoe to wear. As for the advertising, they barely as of recent have started to advertise in commercials and magazine ads. Why? Because as of recently the company has came out with SEVERAL more styles and colors so in order to make up for the cost of shoes produced, they had to create a marketing stradegy. It just so happens that television ads are the best out right now.

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Unread post by BabyJesus » March 30th, 2005, 7:37 pm

I hardly see anyone with K-Swisses on enymore. To me, dey r jest shoes to get when u go to a shoe store en u dont see eny other shoe u like. I dont even think i cud remember seeing a gang member wearin em.

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Unread post by BlueCadillaC167 » March 30th, 2005, 8:37 pm

Who wears those?

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Unread post by Unlimited » March 30th, 2005, 9:54 pm

I see mostly Thugs wearing them. People who are f*cking bad and will throw down but don't bang.

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Unread post by Baby Rico962505 » April 26th, 2005, 5:17 am

Ya K-Swiss Has been around for a lot of years but Gangsters really wear them if you ain't gangster you is a wangster.

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Unread post by WhiteBoy » April 26th, 2005, 11:56 am

i never wore Kswiss cause i thought some guy up in the alps playing tennis would be wearing them. but at my schools we couldn't wear them,crips would front about kill slob when i see slob, that and i think they cost alot more than 36$ now a days.

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Unread post by Seminole » April 26th, 2005, 6:11 pm

yeah its a crip thang for Kill Slob When I See Slob, thats why its gettin harder and harder to shop for stuff. just about every brand, someone has made a meaning for it. just like ADIDAS

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Unread post by Tyrant » April 27th, 2005, 1:13 pm

i see hella people wearin these i dont like em though i think they look corny

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Unread post by SiNN702 » April 27th, 2005, 4:32 pm

I always thought KSWISS were to preppy lookin for me if Im tryin to get some all white kicks I gotta get some AF1's but they have been around for a long time though.

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Unread post by tysuave » July 14th, 2005, 9:04 am

when you broke and you need some shoes that you can look cool in, get a pair of k-swiss on the real.

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Unread post by Dr. Gonzo » July 14th, 2005, 9:45 am

That's true.

My all white shoes go good with my jeans.

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Unread post by kaotik_hcp » July 14th, 2005, 10:09 am

y'all know what K-swiss means right?

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Unread post by Cold Bear » July 14th, 2005, 10:21 am

What, Kill a Slob When I See a Slob?

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Unread post by kaotik_hcp » July 14th, 2005, 10:31 am

Cold Bear wrote:What, Kill a Slob When I See a Slob?
yeah, i ain't ever seen it posted up anywhere, i was wondering if anyone else knew of that..

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Unread post by Cold Bear » July 14th, 2005, 10:47 am

Look Above you ^^^^ they say it like 3 ot 4 times

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Unread post by kaotik_hcp » July 14th, 2005, 12:14 pm

Cold Bear wrote:Look Above you ^^^^ they say it like 3 ot 4 times
oh haha, thats what i get for only reading the initial post..

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Unread post by tysuave » July 15th, 2005, 1:19 am

kaotik_hcp wrote:y'all know what K-swiss means right?

if you dont know what it mean then you got to be on here trying to learn things,and you's a square fo reals.in so cal even dudes that went to privite school knows what that mean hell kids in the 2 grade knows what that mean, shit my momma knows what that means.

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Unread post by kaotik_hcp » July 17th, 2005, 5:18 pm

i was lucky to get a pair when i was short... i know all about it.. but we weren't about all that, they looked mad..

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Re: K-SWISS on the west coast

Unread post by alexalonso » March 6th, 2012, 5:18 pm

this was the version that was popular in LA during the 1980s. They now cost about $70.00.
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Unread post by xxx » March 6th, 2012, 7:27 pm

kaotik_hcp wrote:
Cold Bear wrote:What, Kill a Slob When I See a Slob?
yeah, i ain't ever seen it posted up anywhere, i was wondering if anyone else knew of that..

No its Kill A Slob when I See Some

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Unread post by MMRbkaRudog » March 9th, 2012, 7:40 pm

[quote="xxx"][quote="kaotik_hcp"][quote="Cold Bear"]What, Kill a Slob When I See a Slob?[/quote]

yeah, i ain't ever seen it posted up anywhere, i was wondering if anyone else knew of that..[/quote]


No its Kill A Slob when I See Some[/quote]
I've only heard it it was "Kill Slobs When I See Slobs".

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