Trainers (or “sneakers” for furriners) featuring the wavy lines pattern from Joy Division’s first album, Unknown Pleasures on the sole and the tongue. My immediate reaction was that this looked quite cool. Having thought about it a bit, I still think it’s pretty cool. I’ve seen one or two sites where people are suggesting that these shoes are not a Good Thing, and a sign of the collapse of civilisation, or some such. I’m not sure why. After all, t-shirts with the same design have been sold for many years without anyone accusing anyone of doing horrible things to the musical legacy of a wonderful band, so why should shoes be a problem?
And surely this means that it’s only a matter of time before we can get those Joy Division Oven Gloves that Half Man Half Biscuit have been promising.