We call ourselves fans, but really that’s an understatement and a misnomer. We stood in awe of his talent and originality, and we stand there still, reeling from the sudden loss of this icon.
Here at LaGearNews.com, we have been reminded over the past days of Michael’s impact on pop culture and fashion, specifically via his relationships with Pepsi and LA Gear.
Countless emails and comments have come in about the famed LA Gear “MJ” sneakers he inspired, and an equal number of calls for a revival of the product. At its core, the groundswell represents an outpouring of affection for Michael and an acknowledgment of his influence beyond his music.
This movement began even prior to his passing. Since the release of the updated Unstoppable line by current brand-owner ACI last December, there has been a lot of dialogue among fans old and new, about bringing back the “MJ” collection.
Like so many of you, we’d love to see the sneakers come back so we can be part of a new chapter in the unique relationship Michael had with those who loved him. While we can’t confirm any details at the moment, we have shared many of the comments we’ve received with ACI and Sportie LA, and we know that they’ve taken the fans’ sentiments to heart. They have expressed an interest in reaching out to one of the many charities with whom Michael worked so closely and possibly collaborating with them in some way.
Please stay tuned to www.LaGearNews.com for more, and please continue to share your thoughts with us.
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