Thursday, April 05, 2007

Joy Division Oven Gloves

We've stumbled about the web, really hoping that the Joy Division trainer would turn out to be an April Fool's joke.

It isn't. They're not on general sale, it looks more like a promo-special thing on the part of New Balance. But, oh god, is there no point where people go "maybe this is, you know, pissing all over the memory of music that means something to people?"

At least the Factory shoe seems like the sort of godawful idea Tony Wilson would have pursued to its bitter end.

A Factory plimsole - it'd come in a lovely box, but fall apart as soon as you slipped a foot into it, and you'd not be able to return them to the shop because you'd have messed up the artfully-scrunched tissue paper they were originally protected by.

[Many thanks to FeatherBoa for the link]


2 comments:

CarsmileSteve said...

but, but, when are we going to get our joydivisionovengloves????

these ones don't really count...

karlt said...

A Factory plimsole - it'd come in a lovely box, but fall apart as soon as you slipped a foot into it, and you'd not be able to return them to the shop because you'd have messed up the artfully-scrunched tissue paper they were originally protected by.

I seen these trainers blogged several times, but that's the best comment on them I've read anywhere. Have an Easter egg, Mr B. But not the Green and Blacks one. I'm saving that for Cory Doctorow.

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