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25 Hilarious Shaq Brand Knockoff Sneakers

25 Hilarious Shaq Brand Knockoff Sneakers

words // Brandon Richard

Shaquille O'Neal celebrates his 42nd birthday today, and while we're definitely going to be showing some love for his big day, we're going to poke a little fun at him as well. After all, he has a weekly segment dedicated to roasting foolishness on Inside the NBA. Fair is fair.

Before going any further, I have to say it's great that Shaq ditched big brand sneaker deals during his prime to head his own budget-friendly line with a focus on children. Spending hundreds of dollars on sneakers isn't a realistic option for a lot of people, and that's certainly not something that escapes us. For all of the jokes people make about Shaq brand, he's been putting affordable sneakers on feet for about 15 years now, and that's a truly remarkable feat.

With that said, when I was a kid and my parents weren't buying me the name brand stuff, the worst thing they could have done is lace me up in a direct knockoff of a popular shoe. I could live with the K-Mart Blue Light Special kicks, but not the ones that looked like an Air Jordan takedown with the off-brand logo in place of the Jumpman. That was the fastest way to getting clowned at school and I was fortunate that my parents didn't put me through that.

Not everybody is as lucky though, and Shaq's Dunkman and Platinum sneaker lines aren't making things easier. In recent years, they've upped the ante on manufacturing direct knockoffs with little to no shame. From Jordans to Foams to D-Roses, Dunkman has a version of just about any popular shoe you can think of. Don't believe us? Check out 25 of the funniest ones we found below.

*Note* In case you couldn't tell, all of the names assigned to the Shaq brand shoes were made up by yours truly.

 

Air Shaq I 'Bulls Patent'

Shaq x Air Jordan 1 Bulls

Air Jordan 1 Retro Bulls Patent

 

Air Shaq III 'Stealth'

Shaq x Air Jordan III 3 Stealth

Air Jordan 3 Retro Stealth

 

Air Shaq XX2

Shaq x Air Jordan XX2

Air Jordan XX2

 

Shiz'aq

Shaq x Jordan Spizike

Jordan Spizike

 

Son of Shaq

Shaq x Jordan Son of Mars

Jordan Sons of Mars

 

Shaq S7 Advance

Shaq x Jordan Melo M7 Advance

Jordan Melo M7 Advance

 

Shaq Tempo x Shaq Penny I Hybrid

Shaq x Nike Air Max Tempo x Nike Air Penny 1

Nike Air Max Tempo

Nike Air Penny I White/Red

 

Shaq Penny IV

Shaq x Nike Air Penny IV

Nike Air Penny IV

 

Shaq Penny V

Shaq x Nike Air Penny V

Nike Air Penny V

 

Shaq Force 1 Low

Shaq x Nike Air Force 1

Nike Air Force 1

 

Shaq Force 1 Mid

Shaq x Nike Air Force 1 Mid

Nike Air Force 1 Mid

 

Shaq Force II

Shaq x Nike Air Force II

Nike Air Force II

 

Shaqrache 2K4

Shaq x Nike Air Huarache 2K4

Nike Air Huarache 2K4

 

Hypershaq 2012

Shaq x Nike Hyperdunk 2012

Nike Hyperdunk 2012

 

Lunar Hypershaq x KD 5 Hybrid

Shaq x Nike Lunar Hyperdunk x Nike KD 5

Nike KD 5 GS

Nike Lunar Hyperdunk

 

Shaqposite

Shaq x Nike Air Foamposite One

Nike Air Foamposite One

 

Shaq FlyPosite

Shaq x Nike Air Flyposite

Nike Air Max Flyposite

 

Shaq Max 1

Shaq x Nike Air Max 1

Nike Air Max 1 Essential

 

adizero Shaq 2.5

Shaq x adidas D Rose 2.5

adidas adizero Rose 2.5

 

D-Shaq 3 'Nightmare'

Shaq x adidas D Rose 3 Nightmare

adidas D Rose 3 Nightmare

 

adizero Shaq Ghost

Shaq x adidas adizero Ghost

adidas adizero Ghost

 

Shaq Question

Shaq x Reebok Question

Reebok Question

 

Shaq Answer IV x VII Hybrid

Shaq x Reebok Answer IV x Answer VII

Reebok Answer IV

Reebok Answer VII

 

ZigShaq

Shaq x Reebok ZigTech

Shaq x Reebok ZigTech

 

Shaq Bionic

Shaq x Under Armour Spine Bionic

Under Armour Spine Bionic

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