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It’s just the shoes you wear…

October 29, 2009

The Strokes may have brought them back into the public consciousness in 2001….

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….Avril Lavigne may have promptly killed their cool factor a couple of years later…

B1751c1c4AA4e57D__gallery(This photo makes me realise why I was giggling nicknamed ‘Avril Lavigne’ by some strangers in the Dublin Castle when I was 17.  I really did look a lot like that)

…Mine may be looking a little worse for wear…

Photo-0203(This is far from my only pair)

…and they may have been responsible for one of the worst fashion/music crimes ever committed…

london_1calling_2(Converse collaboration with The Clash, celebrating the 30th anniverary of London Calling, more here)

…but to me “Converse All Stars” will always be this song:

*sorry*

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