Brandon Richard (of Sole Collector) published a hilarious piece this week, breaking down Shaquille O’Neal’s worst knockoff sneakers… most of which appear to blatantly copy a number of popular silhouettes and colorways.
It highlighted a long list of Shaq sneakers, alongside their original inspiration… prompting endless clowning from the rest of the Internet and community of sneakerheads.
While its commendable Shaq is providing options for those without the finances to afford a $200 USD pair of Jordans, the Internet has been brutal. But, the retired NBA legend doesn’t seem to care much, as he took to Facebook with the perfect response.
“Laugh all you want, the Shaq brand has sold over 120 millions pairs of affordable shoes for kids @Walmart,” he wrote on Facebook, along with the following photo.