Blackspot Sneakers

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  1. tott

    tott slightly dizzy

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    40 dollars, black, cool, manufactured under good working conditions. The shoes will not have a logotype, or rather they will have a white spot where there would normally be one.

    What this group wants to do is to challenge the big commercial powers on their own terms by exploiting the shabby image of the big sport shoe manufacturers. Unethical ad campaigns, inhumane working conditions in lowwage countries; you name it.

    Work name is Blackspot sneakers atm, first shipment will be in September.

    What do you think?

    http://www.blackspotsneaker.org/
     
  2. tangerine

    tangerine Soviet Camaro

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    I like the idea, but the shoe shown on the site is a little.... derivative?

    How about some fresh style to go with the fresh attitude?
     
  3. PrinceOfCats

    PrinceOfCats Naturellement pulpeuse

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    Liberté
    Equalité
    Fratenité
    No Niké

    That's what I say...

    I actually quite like the trainer as well...
     
  4. leyla m.

    leyla m. New Member

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    arent those just... uhum... Converse?!!
    i dont quite get what they are trying to say. where is NIKe in all this? :unsure:
     
  5. tott

    tott slightly dizzy

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    Well, seems like Converse was bought by Nike a while ago. I'm not too sure either, but I like the idea of "fair trade" sneakers.
     
  6. leyla m.

    leyla m. New Member

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    Well, seems like Converse was bought by Nike a while ago. I'm not too sure either, but I like the idea of "fair trade" sneakers. [/b][/quote]
    oh..; right :doh: how could i forget.. i like the idea
     
  7. Alejandro

    Alejandro & R.V.R

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    Looks cool B) I love Converse
     
  8. As You Like It

    As You Like It Proponent of Plaid

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    I'd wear fair-trade Converses in a heartbeat (assuming they didn't hurt my feet). I have a hard time with trainers as I have very low arches and a bunion on my right foot (ballet takes its toll, doesn't it? Even though I haven't danced seriously for like 12 years, my feet are FUBARed.)
     
  9. tealady

    tealady New Member

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    This is for me! I'm an Adbuster from waaaaay back! ;)
     
  10. MaLkAv

    MaLkAv New Member

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    I don't like the shoe in their website... by the way, I don't like Nike stuff too.
     
  11. brian

    brian New Member

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    This is a great idea, and I'd totally wear it.

     
  12. HBoogie

    HBoogie Procrastinator.

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    Isn't an "anti-logo" just another logo? :doh:
     
  13. Aziandoll

    Aziandoll New Member

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    Yeah, the look like converse to me. maybe fake converse?
     
  14. Spacemiu

    Spacemiu New Member

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    YES! F8ck the corperations, stop humane cruilty!
     
  15. tott

    tott slightly dizzy

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    But of course... Hopefully one which will represent a higher moral/ethical ground.
     
  16. Sugo

    Sugo New Member

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    A converse doesn't need a logo to be a converse. The brand recognition is much MUCH stronger than the "no logo logo". I think the concept is lost.
     

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