Monday, July 31, 2006
Does anyone else here read Adbusters magazine? I don't buy it regularly because of its doomsday propaganda but I do support the stance of Blackspot sneakers, a shoe "brand" affiliated with the magazine. The Classic blackspots look just like Converse All-Stars without the logo, but my favourite Blackspot is a design cleverly dubbed the "Unswoosher". Besides looking really hardcore, they're quite environmentally-friendly. The picture pretty much says everything you need to know. Made of vegetarian leather, hemp fibres instead of canvas and recycled tires instead of rubber soles, my favourite part of the shoe has to be the red circle in the middle: designed to kick corporate ass. I know this little number is not for everyone, but with it's motto of "Pro-grassroots. Anti-sweatshop. Earth-friendly. Cruelty-free", it probably should be. Best of all, they were designed by John Fluevog, a famous Canadian shoe designer. (His platforms were one of Lady Miss Kier's (of Deee-lite fame) signature shoe).