If you're an '80s baby, chances are you have fond memories of L.A. Gear's light up sneakers. But have you ever wondered how they work?

Sole Collector sat down with L.A. Gear Vice President Lance Jackson to find out what makes these glowing outsoles tick. "We actually found a group of LED, which is the group of lights in the shoe, suppliers in China, and selected the best and most quality ones," Jackson recalled. He goes in depth on the technological advancements made since the early '90s and reveals exactly how long you can expect the lights to last, among other details.

Head over to Sole Collector now to check out the full interview.

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[via Sole Collector]