Kurt Cobain-Inspired Converse Shoes

Submitted by: fancylad 9 years ago in

Courtney Love allowed Converse to use Cobain"s journals for this limited edition series of custom sneakers. Yay or nay?
There are 142 comments:
Male 101
NAYNAYNAYNAYNAYNAYNAYNAYNAYNAYNAYNAYNAYNAYNAYNAYNAYNAYNAY NAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY LIKE A HORSIE FO FORSIE.
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Male 307
also about Courtney Love doing anything for money, she did have 100mill Euro "stolen" along with his ashes...not that i`m in any way implying that she had ANYTHING to do with it *cough*
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Male 307
Not that i support the selloutishness(?) of this or how disgusting it is that this is being done...However i would wear 2nd from the bottom ;-)
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Male 416
Anyone who said yay has no clue what kurt stood for.
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Male 57
defo yay
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Female 289
that is a disgrace to him. they shouldnt of done that and respected the peace. he wrote a journal to keep them secret and now ppl are going to be wearing them that is BS
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Female 30
Big Nay. Think about this, if she hadn`t killed him (not directly, but she had something to do with it) they would have gotten divorced, she would have run out of money years ago, and never would have had the chance to spend all the money and capitalize on his name for 14 years now. Now she`s selling shoes and using his name for more money. Another thing that I hate is that their now 15 year old daughter, Frances Bean, goes on talking about her Prada shoes and sounds just like Courtney, which is the exact opposite of how Kurt would want her to be.

She`s a stupid whore. Go here for an interesting read on how drated up and desperate to be famous she is:

Worth the long read

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Female 184
NAY. i didnt listen to a lot of kurt, but i know enough to say that courtney should not have done that. more money for her, convenient right? plus, they got the design from his JOURNALS for god sake, PERSONAL and PRIVATE journals. what a classless BIOTCH. WAY TO HONOR YOUR DEAD HUSBAND YOU STUPID WHORE.
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Female 1
Both the idea of the shoes and the designs are really cool. If they didnt have his personal words on the shoes, I myself would like them more. Having his journal published and now on shoes is, in my opinion disrespectful.
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Female 33
I died so much inside when I saw this. Courtney Love is profiting from Kurt Cobain`s misery. Those were his own journals and now she`s raping his privacy (even though he`s dead) and turning it into money for her crack habit. Addicts will literally do anything to get their fix. She might as well have used his dead, rotting corpse and put it up on display in a gallery and call it "art". Courtney Love might as well be scum. There`s no difference.
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Female 348
Yay!! wootz i heart him i got his book
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Male 548
boredfjord, your a fag
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Male 1,270
boredfjord, you suck at life.
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Male 928
They look cool but Kurt Cobain sucks at music.
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Male 1,270
primetimekin, he`s not getting there. He doesnt even know where `there` is.
Rap clearly isn`t `the most famous music genre worldwide`. That`s probably the biggest load of crap I`ve read on here in a long time!
And as for that `white street` comment, well that just highlights for me what rap is about for so many artists. If they`re not rapping about `bitches` and `hoes`, they`re rapping about `n*ggers` and `honkeys`.
It`s all been done before, they just don`t seem to get it.

The moment he gets entered into the hall of fame, I`ll eat my words.

Until then, I see T.I as nothing but a moneymaking criminal.

Oh lookey here at what I just found...
"T.I. has confirmed through one of his representatives that he is working on a new studio album while being under house arrest pending his gun charges"

Oh and you know what else...
"He is also known to go by "Rubberband Man" and the self-proclaimed "King of the South"
..Self-proclaimed...

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Male 7,933

He is getting there. He already reached Icon status as being King of the South. He is one of the most recognized rappers out there (rap is still the most famous music genre worldwide). He started off slow with Trap Muzik, got on the scene with Urban Legend, became an Icon with KING, showed his versatility with T.I. Vs. T.I.P. and his next album Paper Trail, he is going back to paper and pen. He has made 60 songs but is only choosing 15 then he will make another 15. He has recruited some of the hottest talent to join his recording company Grand Hustle, he has made his way into hollywood, he is getting there.

"How many rappers you know can hold they own on a white street?"

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Female 42
i love converse, and Kurt, the shoes are awesome
but i also think courtney is doing this for the money. poor Kurt, thats hes journals. she has ruined it bascally... nice work..

hell of alot of comment on this one aye?

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Female 1,407
nay all the way
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Female 3
HMMM...well, i think nay...i think it was wrong for her to use his personal entries on shoes...tho i can see why she published his journal, once again wrong...but maybe she didnt want the same to happen to others...i also DO NOT BELIEVE SHE KILLED HIM!! he was depressed, a junkie, etc...she actually tried to get him HELP!
i think people need to get their facts straight!
but i do think it was wrong for her to put it on shoes... but with the journal thing...its like nikki sixx, comin out to help others...but anyway...idk, and i dont no her personally, so who am i to judge?
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Male 354
Her talentless ass has milked poor Cobain to death. No pun intended...
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Male 1,237
god damn you courtney......................
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Female 1,297
" mainstream non conformism" oxymoron?

nay- they look awesome, but thats just so totally disrespectful to his memory

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Female 1
I`m sure this is just what Kurt always wanted; his most private thoughts dragged through the mud and stepped all over. *dripping sarcasm* I`m a huge fan of his, and I`ve never read the journals, even though I`m interested because it`s such a huge disrespect. I`m not the first to say this, but it`s true, just another money grubbing stunt from the junkie slut, I won`t dignify her even a little by using her name.
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Male 37
I think you should write on you own damn clothes. wearing shoes with writing on them is like buying jeans that are already torn.
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Female 220
I like them.

Though Courtney shouldn`t have published his journal entires like that.

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Male 78
soooo nay

Cobain dedicated his life to fighting the capitolist machine and it seems like, just as Che Guevarre before him. Capitolism is pissing on his ashes by making him part of the machine. Though it dooesn`t surprise me that courtney love did this, what`s a murdering crack-whore supposed to do when she has no talent to pay her crack bills.... of course she sells out the legacy of the man she loved

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Male 650
Just shows you that no one can escape being turned into a product.. not even someone who was highly against it. Really sad.
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Female 160
A loud and lamentable NAY...

For one that`s sick that Courtney Love is still trying to profit from Kurt`s death, and number two ummm isn`t commercialized, rock-star idiocy one of the reasons Kurt died so unhappy?

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Female 80
super nay. though Kurt might appreciate the fact that his journals are being used to get drug money.
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Female 275
absolute nay. it`s disgusting. do you think kurt cobain would want a bunch of self-declared "grunge rockers" parading around with his personal thoughts and feelings on over-priced converse shoes as a fashion statement?
he commited suicide, it`s one thing to publish a private journal as a book, but something about plastering it on a shoe so uncreative and disrespectful "fans" (if you can REALLY call them that) can make a statement is bullpoo

courtney love needs to get a job

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Male 988
oh, yeah, a range of shoes based on a suicidal druggie... great.


NAY!

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Female 368
aren`t journals supposed to be PRIVATE...poor guy, his most private thoughts on shoes....sure, I love converse but geez...let him rest in peace already!
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Female 1,395
I like the look, but its un-cool using a dead mans diaries. I hate courtney love.
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Female 838
I know it is sell outish, and courney is an assh*le. But common those shoes are sweet. Forgive me Kurt; I`m getting a pair.
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Male 505
Idk. I really fxcking love the shoe, awesome look, awesome idea.
I love kurt, but come on. Guy is up in heaven KILLING himself at what a bitch courtney is.
I think, you wanna support kurt (however deceased?) buy your own blank white converse and write your favorite kurt-ism on`em. =]
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Male 1,270
T.I is an `urban legend`?
I can promise you now that no matter how long after his death, T.I will never have what it takes to become a legend. More than that, he`ll never have what it takes for his thoughts and feelings to be written on anything, let alone on such an extremely universal icon of youth culture.
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Male 554
In all aspects they are very f_ucking boring shoes. I love Nirvana, but I`m not big on merchandise for anything. And I f-ucking hate band t shirts as well. Who the f uck expresses themself through a t-shirt?
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Male 32
Nay. Not only is it sort of weird and dodgy to print a dead person`s journal on mass produced shoes, but you`d also look like a dick. In the trying-too-hard-to-show-you`re-alternative way, which is one of the worst.
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Female 48
Very selloutish.
Still awesome.
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Female 156
They`re quite awesome. I already have a pair of high tops but I wouldn`t mind a pair of these. They should do this with other bands/singers as well.
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Female 447
Yay for another part of Kurt Cobain being brought to light.... but definitely bad that crack whore will be getting more money for drugs and red lipstick.
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Female 785
N-A-Y

It`s kinda sick really, I know I`d be P.O.ed if someone used my journal to make money. I think any/every artists personal journals or sketches etc. should be kept safe, and not exploited.

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Male 340
t.i.?! the rapper? a legend? wtf?! HAHAHAHA wow.. wtf has he done to make him a "legend"
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Male 340
courtney love is such a worthless whore.. probably ran out of drug money... at first i was like oh thats cool.. but then realised.. its drating kurt cobain.. any true nirvana fan would beat the poo out of anyone wearing those steal them, light them on fire and then throw them at the dirty bitch
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Male 559
I just threw up in my mouth. I feel really bad for Kurt and loathe the people who say `yay` without understanding the reason this is bad.
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Female 650
I drating hate Courtney Love. Stupid crack addicted bitch is always cashing in on Kurt. He would not appreciate this at all. This is just sad.
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Male 7,933
not shoes, converse. Never was a big fan of Chuck Taylor. And I said one of im sure there are atleast 5 things I can name that are worse. And T.I. is an Urban Legend. Does that count? Just wait til T.I dies then he will be a legend. That seems to be the qualification, lennon, cobain, marvin gaye, etc.
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Male 6
What a disgrace to Nike`s...
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Male 992
From the title I thought maybe they would come with some dope or at least syringes, or maybe have some decorative brain matter on them.....really disappointing. So nay.
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Female 239
GUESS WHAT I`M BUYING!!!
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Female 412
nay, he wouldn`t have worn them either, or sold out like she always does, there is no originality in the design whatsoever, draw it on yourself..
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Male 522

Nay Nay Nay I say. Mz. Love is a gold digging bitch.
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Female 1,589
My shoes already look like that. :P
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Female 128
arber123 - You`re on the internet. Use your resources. Google is a wonder. Also: if you live in the western US, particularly the northwest, you should know this! I actually sat in front of people at a battle of the bands hosted by Krist Novoselic in my hometown and they asked me what band he was from. Sad. Very sad.
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Male 130
PF flyers are better. Way better. WAY BETTER.
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Female 128
I kind of want...a lot.
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Male 2,344
I would totally buy those first pair. Those are freakin` nice!
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Female 859
its probably not good they used his personal writtin n stuff on it.. but these shoes are still god damn awesome, i want a pair =D
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Male 1,263
Yay :D
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Female 92
I need those!
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Male 287
Nay. I don`t think Kurt would approve.


Oh, Punk Rock and the spirit of D.I.Y. that infused it, where have you gone? Leaving us to commercialized products for the minds of fools.

Sigh.

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Male 1,270
primetimekin, surely you have more to worry about than singers and shoes...

How can they be your least favourite things? I mean really, I rank child abuse and rape as some of my least favourite things. And if I tried I could probably cfome up with worse.

Obviously music legends are lost in the hands of kids. It`s a shame. When `T.I` makes it up there with the legends, I`ll be sure to send my congratulations.

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Male 92
who is he
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Male 79
these look sweet, but i would never buy them. i`m not much of a Nirvana fan. actually, i`m not much of a kurt cobain fan either
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Male 7,933
"That is an abhorrent capitalization of what should be a beautifully emotional insight into a troubled man`s life. All involved should be ashamed of themselves."
Business and morality to not go together.

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Male 7,933
Kobain and Converse, those are a dew of my least favorite things
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Female 22
nay.. this is crap.. they were his journals and she`s just selling them to get crack
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Male 34
That is an abhorrent capitalization of what should be a beautifully emotional insight into a troubled man`s life. All involved should be ashamed of themselves.
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Male 2,159
Yay all over - classic shoes + classic rock legend = win.
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Male 909
Nay.
I don`t think Courtney should pull this kind of crap, but it`s not like Nirvana was underground or anything anyways... And it`s not any better than the Kurt Cobain figurine or his diary being published.
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Male 1,270
animadi, if words can be written in our hearts, then why can`t they be written anywhere else?
Is this any different from listening to his music?
Is it any different from remembering him as a person?

The memory of Kurt will ALWAYS be there for as long as there`s music and people with the respect to let it touch them in the way it was meant.

If it doesn`t touch you, then maybe it`s not meant to, but PLEASE don`t take it away from anyone else.

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Female 88
god, a huge resounding nay. what a bitch she is, and what an amazing artist he was. god, she is such a terrible person for releasing his personal things just to get herself some more crack.
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Female 113
Ooh I like :)
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Female 141
Um, how is this a good thing?
i mean...
it is what it is, but really do you have to ruin private thoughts and chucks they way cat man attempted to ruin cats for me?

He is dead, should we even try to respect him.
Is this respect?
Is leaving him alone respect.
Obviously I am going to either have to complain a lot in an ineffective manner or ignore the situation. That seems like the way of the people.

A dead man`s soul on a pair of shoes.

A well designed pair off shoes.

Maybe I could wrap his corpse around my waist and call it a dress.

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Female 1,697
The white ones at the end are awesome! I want them!!!!!!!!

Do you think those will come to argentina?

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Male 356
big huge ROARING NAY. This is worse than when Pepsi put an eight year old Jimi Hendrix into a Super Bowl commercial, somehow.
It is both sad AND insulting, and a lot of other negative things, at the same time. I hope Courtney Love dies with infected pus in her nasal cavity.
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Male 1,270
teatimecream, maybe you should stop speaking on the behalf of others and start learning some respect.
You`re meant to be in the 60-69 bracket, but you`re commenting like a 12 year old.
Respect...you should learn some, it`ll come in handy.
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Male 1,383
I`d give that a big fat meh.
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Male 392
some of those were cool...
hmmmm...
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Female 857
Disrespectful, so nay.
They look neat- maybe I`d even buy them if it said something else.
But not Kurt Cobain`s thoughts.
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Male 7
He`s dead, it been YEARS, music was good, he (and courtney) were idiots. Let`s move on, and if you buy these shoes there is NO WAY IN HELL you were ever a Nirvana fan. Kurt would be agaist this from stage 1. Courtney should be B* Slapped for even considering it, the cranked out ho.
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Female 340
Ha ha at anyone thinking they know what some one who blew their brains out leaving their child fatherless, could possibly be thinking now...never mind then...
Ha Ha at anyone thinking that a woman who blows her head with drugs would even be able to think straight about sweet F*U*CK* ALL!!! FFS!!
I personally cant be bothered with such selfish cnuts...Don`t need people/things like this in my life...but did I not read in some SleazeMag somewhere, some day...that Courtney Love was a bit of an "OJ Simpson" but it never went to `Silly court` ...aka The Justice courts of America`?
Anyway...enough typed about selfish idiots..
Who cares about these shoes to be honest?
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Male 124
never really got converse - look kinda crappy to be honest.

The real mystery here is why courtney holds so many nirvana licences so close to her chest and then allows something like this

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Male 124
woo 2 star post.
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Male 124
Meh, not a big Nirvana fan, and I hate when they take thing like journals, and practice recordings from dead musicians and sell them.
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Female 507
No. Just, no. Heart and soul poured out onto paper turned shoes? No.
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Male 149
I think I`d buy them to piss everyone off and then use them to kick her head in.
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Female 70
Courtney Love is such a whore
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Male 416
They look cool and all...But kurt wouldn`t have wanted this. =\ wont stop all the losers from buying them so they can be like, totally punk rock!!1 though.
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Male 2,720
Kurt Cobain would absolutely hate this commercial endeavour.
Old Courtney knows that, but disregards that.
So NAY. Hope she dies in a grease spill.

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Male 34
wow a pair of converse where you don`t even have to write on them yourself...instead you can use someone elses already documented journals...how punk rock.
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Female 105
AHHHH those r awesome nirvanna rocked i luv the new add 4 the 100th anniversery of converse (IT HAS BILLIE JOE ARMSRTONG IN IT!) :
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Female 105
AHHH NO the link didnt work oh well XD
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Female 4
definitely YAY
converse are the only sneaks i own and i love the doodled notebook look
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Female 105
AHHHH those r awesome nirvanna rocked i luv the new add 4 the 100th anniversery of converse (IT HAS BILLIE JOE ARMSRTONG IN IT!) :
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Male 1,270
Jandoisking1, your symbolism is so 1sided...let me rebut...

How about the words are what carry us through the hardest times? They keep us safe and warm and protected. They`re a sign of moving...moving forward and away from the past.

For me and many people, Cobains` words have helped through hard times and provided a safe place. I think it`s a strong form of respect to wear someone`s words, in whatever form.

Maybe oneday someone will read what I`ve written and carry it with them.

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Male 59
Nay most definitely. That`s such a disrespect to him. He`d have never gone commercial as far as that.

Disgusting.

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Male 88
Erm, Nay?
Don`t like it.
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Male 626
I say Yay.

It`s just words...

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Female 15
Just so everyone knows...Cobain`s journals have been released for YEARS via biographies. This isn`t the first time that the public has been able to view them.
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Male 66
I dunno if anyone said this, but this is so disrespectful. I mean to put someones thoughts, on shoes?! Think about that whole image...someones words, are be walked all over! Every time you step in dog Sh*t so are those words. I dunno its symbolism more than anything, but its disrespectful to me.
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Female 18
I love the black ones with the white writing. But I don`t think I will ever be able to justify spending that much on trainers (you know they`re gonna be expensive). And I live in England. So they`ll never get sold here.
Also might be a bit weird to walk around with a dead guys scribbles on my feet. To be honest I`d love them just as much if they had random words on rather than someones deepest inner thoughts.
Leave it with some great music and a tragic death. I don`t think he`d like these.
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Male 552
They look like poo.
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Female 67
nay.i hate cobain & nirvana
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Male 3,296
extra 50 bucks for the copyrights

or are they still 20 bucks

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Male 30
this is sick.
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Male 695
I think Kurt just did a complete 360 degree spin in his grave... But I`ll buy them! Frickin cool...
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Male 3,301
Thats not punk. That`s capitalism.

Corporate-processed culture. Dammit to hell.

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Male 4
Ugh.
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Male 1,270
Oh, and maybe you should actually call them `Kurdt Cobain` converse...

Kurdt

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Male 4,004
First, she finds him.
Then she marries him.
Gets knocked up.
Kills him.
Then she whores him out for all he`s worth.

I hate Cortney Love...irony?

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Female 275
Courtney love needs more heroin.

On with the exploitation. This is why he shot himself; to avoid this.

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Male 1,270
I`m buying some.
I don`t care how much, I`m buying them.

2 great things in one...like Cherry from Planet Terror (You know what I`m talking about...)

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Female 360
She didn`t understand, or really love him at all, did she? It was this kind of thing that drove him over the edge. It`s like she`s killing him all over again.
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Male 292
those are pretty cool.
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Male 668
It doesn`t matter to me. Yay because of the story behind it. Nay because of the story behind it. It`s a split-ish decision haha. I bought myself a pair of Chucks yesterday while in KC. Yay for Chucks.
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Male 1,361
Yes this coming from the same woman who wouldnt allow dave grohl to release a nirvana album with kurts face on it

cool yay
Ms.Love nay

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Male 1,036
No real fan, or someone who was actually grunge would ever buy this. This is going dorectly to Hot Topic (A store I`ve never seems, but believe sells mainstream non conformism).
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Male 425
Mmm..Kurt would not like this. Courtney is garbage these days.

Ugh, imagine all the phony Nirvana fans scrambling to get some limited edition Kurt Cobain Converse...

X-(

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Male 349
"They`re not really private....considering that the writing on the shoes is his Lyric Books. *cough*"

It says it`s from his Journals...which were private until courtney published them.

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Female 50
NAY. If Cobain were still alive he would not have wanted this and I think its complete and total bullS*## that she is still able to profit off of his work. It just goes to show she never had any respect for him and also that she is a money grubbing talentless whore. No way around it.
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Male 510
A bug dratin nay. This is exactly what made Cobain kill himself. Figures since Converse was bought out by Nike.
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Male 153
"Nay. What a dratin` bitch courtney love is. Selfish piece of poo goes and sells Kurts PRIVATE writings. First she goes and has them published, and now they`re being made into shoes? Does she have no shame? Or how about respect for her dead husband? What a bitch, she probably killed Kurt anyway. drating whore."

They`re not really private....considering that the writing on the shoes is his Lyric Books. *cough*

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Male 153
Yay cuz Cobain shoes= Epic Win if Kurt had done the deal himself(although he obviously wouldnt cuz....dee dee dee, hes Kurt Cobain). But nay cuz Courtney...well shes a sadistic bitch who thinks that When no other options come up, suck more out of your husband`s death.
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Male 349
Nay. What a dratin` bitch courtney love is. Selfish piece of poo goes and sells Kurts PRIVATE writings. First she goes and has them published, and now they`re being made into shoes? Does she have no shame? Or how about respect for her dead husband? What a bitch, she probably killed Kurt anyway. drating whore.
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Male 103
Why would I want a dead man`s journal words on my body? I`ve never even met him.
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Male 20,987
I agree with Lauraly--it`s pretty much common knowledge that she`s near broke. She sold 25 percent of her stake in the Nirvana catalog a few years ago when she was broke. Now this.
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Male 1,685
Courtney obviously has no idea what Kurt Cobain stood for or what kind of influence and change he brought to a generation...she can piss off
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Male 4,012
ConverseUK, I summon you!
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Male 12
I think its drating ridiculous. Basically she`s obviously running out of money and has decided to suck more out of Kurts death. I mean how is their daughter gonna feel when she see`s shoes with her fathers personal writings. Its a joke.
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Male 1,036
Excellent, the F word now transfoorms into Drating. Haha good one.
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Female 1,572
they look cool
but isn`t that kind of....
Selloutish?
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Female 2,258
So... you can buy them dirty?
Also, nay, just because it`s a cheap way for a crack-whore to make money off her actually talented deceased better half.
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Male 1,036
Big drating nay. Courtney pulls out the journals like her own little trust fund. Now she can market Kurt Cobains persona into a shoe company owned by Nike.

Hear that? Its Kurt Cobain trying to kill himself in heaven.

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Male 77
yay definently. i must by them now!
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Male 342
yay indeed
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Female 775
those shoes are really cool.
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Male 44
^^ i`m sorry but i`ve never been able to do that before =[

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Male 343
Thats pretty cool, to use writing on clothing...
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Female 57
yay
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Male 44
most definitely yay.........FIRST

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Male 20,987
Link: Kurt Cobain-Inspired Converse Shoes [Rate Link] - Courtney Love allowed Converse to use Cobain`s journals for this limited edition series of custom sneakers. Yay or nay?
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