Converse Cashes in on Dead Cobain


Apparently trying to solve the formula of how to get dead rock stars to sell shoes, after the particularly embarrassing Saatchi and Saatchi/Dr. Martens disaster around this time last year, Converse is giving it a go by designing three Kurt Cobain shoes. Incorporating Cobain’s writing, as well as being sold as pre-dirtied and pre-worn, the shoes will look just like the ones Cobain wore and dirtied himself before his suicide (though likely he didn’t page through is own diary and transcribe passages on his own footwear, nor sign them). We won’t offer up any judgment, but will instead rely on this writer’s fiancee who just a second ago said, “What idiot is so stupid they’d want to buy those? Teenagers, probably.”