NO: Converse Late to the Party by Jason Powell
May 12, 2008, 4:40 pm
Filed under: Design, Fashion

You know, If I didn’t already know better, I might think someone at Converse read my little tirade in the comments section of this post and realized what a “marketing genius” I am. How else to explain their new contest, which asks you to design your own pair of Chucks for the chance to win a trip to the Converse factory (WTF?!?) and have your design turned into a real shoe to be sold on Eastbay. But perhaps, anticipating an exorbitant bill for my freelance branding and marketing strategy consulting fee, they made a few lame-o changes to my idea: a closer look at the rules shows they want you to choose two things that inspire you—the only choices being “music, sports, art and fashion”—and then…wait for it…”mash them up.” You know, like mash-ups? I heard those are really popular with the kids right now! Sigh…

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i would mash up a dick and a vagina on mine

Comment by kyletm

Totally, bro! PUNCH IT IN!!!

Jägerbomb? Jägerbomb? Jägerbomb?

Comment by thatjasonguy

its like the willy wonka of shoes. i wonder if they have little orange-faced men piecing together the canvas and singing clever songs about spoiled children, or if its as i suspect, asian children laboring for pennies an hour. but how cool would a BFG pair of chucks be?

Comment by Jonas Sulk

Thought you were referring to the BFG from the Doom videogame series, not the book by Roald Dahl.

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