Converse unveils Kurt Cobain signature Chucks



Above: new snaps of the Courtney Love-sanctioned Kurt Cobain-model Chuck Taylors, due in May, first in a collection that'll be drawing on art from the Cobain diaries. According to the Nirvana Internet Fan Club: "To further pay tribute to the late singer, three of the Converse shoes that Cobain was often seen wearing will be reflected in the new collection which includes versions of Chuck Taylor All Star, Jack Purcell and One Star shoes." Kurt's shoes! On you! Right down to the wear-and-tear: according to the Converse people, they'll be "distressed in the way Cobain wore them." The sneakers, that is. Hopefully, the wearer will not be compelled to take heroin, write awesome songs, and then shoot himself in the face. Preliminary research suggests Converse should quickly retire the phrase "distressed in the way Cobain wore them." Several people we emailed the press release to expressed dismay at the phrase (and the concept), then promptly sent us links to this photo: evidently Kurt wore his One Stars until the very end. Of course, after he got to heaven he switched brands:

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