WHEN SEX PISTOLS AND CONVERSE COLLIDE: THE SPRING 2016 CONVERSE CHUCK TAYLOR ALL STAR SEX PISTOLS COLLECTION
Although the Sex Pistols really only released one album, Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols, and four singles, the willingness of band members Johnny Rotten (vocals) / Steve Jones (guitar) / Paul Cook (drums) / Glen Matlock (bass) and Sid Vicious (bass) to go against the grain was enough to get them an induction into the Hall of Fame in 2006, which they refused to accept.
Fortunately, a collaboration between Sex Pistols and Conserve went ahead full-throttle 10 years later. Baggins is pleased to announce we now have in stock the entire Spring 2016 Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Sex Pistols Collection.
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Each shoe style in the Sex Pistols Converse Collection, whose release was timed perfectly to celebrate 40 years of punk music, includes the iconic Sex Pistols logo on the tongue of the sneaker and in the footbed, as well as stitch detailing and graphic overlays.
The designs in this collaboration are subtle, but fellow Sex Pistols fans will know where you’re coming from when they spot you wearing a pair. The Converse footwear featured in the Sex Pistols Converse Collection draws strong influences from the attitudes and styles of the punk era.
With the classic punk show poster imagery and simple colour scheme, the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Sex Pistols Low Top White/Black/Red Ochres captures the angst and anger of the Sex Pistols:
Next, the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Sex Pistols Hi Top Thunder/Black/Egret feature more iconic Sex Pistols artwork, such as the image of her Royal Highness and a mixture of prints and patterns as chaotic as the nature of punk music.
For a more patriotic Sex Pistols-Converse mash-up, we turn to the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Sex Pistols Low Top White/Red/Black, which takes the classic Union Jack and punks it up a touch, with stitching similar to someone sewing on their own patches, as well as leather tongues and distressed colours.
Toning down the colour spectrum by a lot, the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Sex Pistols Rubber Hi Top White/Black/White invites you to keep the filth and the fury, but lose the wet feet. The words NO and FREEDOM have been printed across the back to add some attitude. Keep your pant cuffs rolled up for these ones!
In similar fashion, the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Sex Pistols Leather Hi Top Thunder/Black/Egret is a monochromatic leather shoe that features the classic Chuck sole and rubber toe cap with the word BOREDOM printed along the sides.
This solidly built pair of Conserve is going to last you decades at least, and, with the Sex Pistols still relevant after more than 40 years of making headlines, we’re confident they won’t go out of style before they wear out on you.
If you’d rather rock a pair of Converse that feature the actual buses to boredom or nowhere, the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Sex Pistols Hi Top Parchment/Almost Black/Egret were made for you.
This simple shoe style features pinstripe canvas and a plain but powerful Sex Pistols image. The heel strip is lined with leather accents and faux staples (a nice added touch, you have to admit), and the heel patch is yellow on one foot and pink on the other.
This special Converse Chuck Taylor collection is just one example of the many ways Converse has been able to deliver footwear to all walks of life imaginable. For more examples of winning Converse Collaborations, check out our blog post, Chuck Taylor Has Seen Some Fun Collaborations Over the Years.
Also take a look around the rest of our website for the more than 600 items in the Baggins Converse Collection, all of which are available online (free shipping in Canada on orders over $50), as well as in our retail shop in Downtown Victoria, BC!
Sex Pistols Side Story
Stepping away from the shoes for a moment, we wanted to share this interesting Sex Pistols factoid with you. Did you know that if it weren’t for the band Queen having to cancel their spot on the Today television on short notice on December 1, 1976, that the Sex Pistols might not have gotten as much press time as they did? It wasn’t the actual appearance that got them recognition, though, it was what went down during their interview.
Turns out the interviewer, Bill Gundy, didn’t treat the band so well, which ended in a few harsh words exchanged. F-bombs exploded, and the band made headlines across the United Kingdom for having sworn during a live television interview.
As entertaining as it is to think back to 40 years ago when TV was a much more censored machine, it’s probably a good thing the Sex Pistols Converse styles don’t have any F-bombs adorning them. This way you can wear them everywhere without disappointing any Sex Pistol naysayers.
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