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Omar

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Re: Converse and Cobain Loyalists, Behold!
« Reply #15 on: June 19, 2008, 02:42:50 PM »
Man Man Vans (with Sister Sheila socks).
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Re: Converse and Cobain Loyalists, Behold!
« Reply #16 on: June 19, 2008, 04:23:47 PM »
What's next, Van Helsing Vans?

The Tipping Point discussion of Airwalk is right on point, I think. Converse is no doubt trying to make hay while the sun is shining by introducing all kinds of product extensions/variations, but there's definitely a danger of overexposure there. They probably entered overexposureland about 6 months or a year ago.  I still like Chuck Taylors although I haven't owned any for about 15 years, but I'd like to be able to buy a pair years from now and not feel uncool.  Is there any way that would be possible?

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Re: Converse and Cobain Loyalists, Behold!
« Reply #17 on: June 19, 2008, 04:38:23 PM »
Henry Rollins' "Get In The Van" Vans
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Re: Converse and Cobain Loyalists, Behold!
« Reply #18 on: June 19, 2008, 04:40:06 PM »
Henry Rollins' "Get In The Van" Vans

Oh man, I almost choked when I read that.

Like they're colored to look like a bruise.

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Re: Converse and Cobain Loyalists, Behold!
« Reply #19 on: June 20, 2008, 10:50:23 PM »
I actually wore the Duane Peters Visions for years- I'm not sure why, since I've never particularly cared for Duane Peters.

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Re: Converse and Cobain Loyalists, Behold!
« Reply #20 on: June 21, 2008, 06:20:41 PM »
I would like some Linus Van Pelt Vans and Charlie Brown Chucks.

Steeley Chris

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Re: Converse and Cobain Loyalists, Behold!
« Reply #21 on: June 21, 2008, 07:01:04 PM »
I'm surprised that no one mentioned the Vincent van Gogh Vans. Your choice:
"Starry Night" or "Wheat Field with Crows"

or for those of you with '80s nostalgia, the Timothy Van Patten "Class of 1984" edition Vans.



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Re: Converse and Cobain Loyalists, Behold!
« Reply #22 on: June 21, 2008, 07:15:02 PM »
What about this guy's vans?


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Re: Converse and Cobain Loyalists, Behold!
« Reply #23 on: June 21, 2008, 10:47:40 PM »
I can't wait for the Camper Van Beethoven Vans.
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Re: Converse and Cobain Loyalists, Behold!
« Reply #24 on: June 24, 2008, 12:52:59 PM »
I kind of like it when you see this kind of stuff. Like the Joe Strummer Stratocaster.  Co-opt away. It's a kind of irony that is still funny to me because I don't think the intention is to be ironic but to make lots of money.  Those oversized iconographic t-shirts with Cobain's face on them are even weirder and they've been around for years.
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Re: Converse and Cobain Loyalists, Behold!
« Reply #25 on: June 25, 2008, 08:27:23 PM »
I don't get the love for Converse anymore. They've been owned by Nike for a few years now (which I figured would kill the coolness factor for a lot of fans) and the shoes are overpriced. They used to be fine for $20 or $25 but I'm seeing them at $40 now when they consist solely of shoelaces, a rubber sole, and canvas.

With that said, I've been seeing a lot of ads for the Grateful Dead Converse series... Apparently the Doors are next up for their own shoes.

http://www.thedailyswarm.com/swarm/grateful-dead-converse/


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Re: Converse and Cobain Loyalists, Behold!
« Reply #26 on: June 25, 2008, 09:14:48 PM »
I don't get the love for Converse anymore. They've been owned by Nike for a few years now (which I figured would kill the coolness factor for a lot of fans) and the shoes are overpriced.

Nike's, uh, Q-rating, is hecka higher than Converse these days. People shell out hundreds, even thousands, of dollars for limited edition Nike collabs.














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Re: Converse and Cobain Loyalists, Behold!
« Reply #27 on: June 25, 2008, 09:17:06 PM »
I'm just not interested in figuring out a new kind of sneaker. That's part of what I've always liked about chucks; even with the dumb varieties, I can just buy a replacement pair without having to think about it.

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Re: Converse and Cobain Loyalists, Behold!
« Reply #28 on: June 25, 2008, 09:25:54 PM »
I prefer Vans lately. They offer moderate arch support at the very least.

I love alternating between these two pairs. Every now and the I'll slip on the THE TROOPER ones, if I'm feeling rock and roll.

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Re: Converse and Cobain Loyalists, Behold!
« Reply #29 on: June 26, 2008, 09:24:06 AM »
I'm selling my own Limited Edition Nike.

I put on a pair of Nike's, walk through old cat litter, and mail them to you house.

And best of all, you know that they were worn my me!

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