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I bet Kurt Cobain shopped at Foot Locker when he was alive

I shit you not. Converse is coming out with a limited-edition Kurt Cobain series of shoes that will be sold exclusively at Foot Locker.

This was approved by Kurt’s heiress, Courtney Love, I guess so she can feed whatever habit she’s got now.

This makes me sick. When I was in high school, wearing converse wasn’t about being cool or trendy. Hell, a pair of converse cost about 10 bucks. We wore them because they were CHEAP! They were cheap and we were badass.

They even have a shoe that already looks like shit when you buy it.

And a shoe that cute little Avril-Lavigne-listenin’ “punk” girls are going to wear.

And the sad thing is, rich kids who don’t know any better are going to buy this shit because they think it will somehow preserve Kurt’s memory. When the sad truth is this is in defiance of everything Kurt stood for.


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  • L'Ady March 19, 2008, 8:46 pm

    I never got into the grunge trend, and I was never punk, so I can’t add anything particularly insightful. I can only say that I do not wear shoes with laces and I cannot believe that shoes with laces are as expensive as they are. For why?

  • Desi March 19, 2008, 9:13 pm

    OMFG NOOOOOOOOO! that is just wrong.

    i was never the biggest Nirvana fan or anything, but i (and pretty much everyone else who lives here in Olympia) think of Kurt as a homie… as you probably know, Kurt was from this area, and Nirvana played here a lot before they ever got famous… whenever you saw him (even after they got played on MTV) Kurt always wore the same dirty clothes & there’s no fucking way he bought any of them at a shopping mall or chain store.

    however, as disgusting as this shoe thing is, it isn’t surprising. it’s not the first time Courtney has done something to make money off Kurt’s name. example: remember when she published his diaries? where he wrote about feeling raped when someone stole a page from his diary when he was in the hospital? the guy didn’t want anyone reading his diaries when he was alive… and she published them after he died. ugh.

  • crack sammich March 19, 2008, 10:19 pm

    You know that video– hot topic is not punk rock? Yeah. Kurt Cobain shoes are no more punk rock than Hello Kitty notebooks.

  • Jennifer Anne March 19, 2008, 10:43 pm

    Perhaps the most depressing display I have ever seen. Retarded. Seriously. Kurt would have told FL to go F*** themselves.

  • melissa March 20, 2008, 1:29 am

    This is sad. Very sad.

  • Danielle March 20, 2008, 1:50 pm

    This makes me sad…all the kids that will buy these probably don’t know one thing about Kurt Cobain. I agree with you that this goes against everything he stood for.

  • Britta Dennison March 20, 2008, 3:48 pm

    I think Nike has been making converse for awhile now, which sort of diminishes their punk-rock points anyway.

    Gawd, I was just thinking about how when I was a teenager, I would not date a dude unless he wore either converse, combat boots or vans. Which is actually almost as shallow as these dumb shoes.

  • Not Hannah March 27, 2008, 12:58 am

    And this, my friends, is what they call irony.



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