Friday, May 30, 2008

Oh Dear ! Converse Release New "Grateful Dead" Shoe


Oh Dear............

It seems Converse's The Fall 2008 Footwear Collection will include a "Grateful Dead Shoe"

"To celebrate the brand's iconic presence throughout the last ten decades and undeniable influence on pop culture on pop culture"

One would assume, however, that this is being done with the band's blessing. The Dead were surprisingly corporate themselves, in terms of merchandising : bags, mugs, frisbees, stickers, the "Terrapin" lamp, the Grateful Dead Swiss Army Knife, the Jerry Garcia Tea Gift Box Set, the Tie-Dye Socks...................................

1 comment:

Alien Trucker said...

Yeah. The freedom of taping and sharing the music cost them in album sales I'm sure. They made up for it on merchandising. Still are too. Thats a good thing in my humble opinion.