Remember L.A. Gears? How wild was the Nineties? These things were re-called because they contained mercury. Mercury, as in the most toxic non-radioactive chemical known to man. In shoes…for children. And they wonder why they’ve had trouble making a comeback as a brand. 3 failed attempts in the last 20 years. They even signed Luke Walton as a spokesman (though he never appeared in any advertisement material). Luke Walton as a spokesman? That’s almost as smart as putting mercury in shoes for children.