So, this is fucking interesting. The Brooklyn Projects skateboard shop in Los Angeles [Edit: That’s their first mistake…named for a borough in New York, but located in La La Land] has unveiled it’s very own Nike Dunk High sneaker that was allegedly inspired by the cover art for Slayer’s Reign In Blood.
Look at that ugly shoe! Would you wear that monstrosity? Looks like something a lesbian bus driver would wear. The skate shop’s claim that this is a Reign In Blood shoe is ludicrous. Beyond sharing the same color scheme and being limited to 666 pairs, nothing at all about this sneak screams an Iann Robinson-esque “Slaaaayer!!!” Here’s what I think went down.
Some color-blind skate rat picked those nasty-ass colors and when they arrived off the assembly line, they made up this bullshit about Slayer and Reign In Blood so dumb metalheads would buy them. Because no one else is going to buy shoes with those vomitus hues.
Me? If I’m buying a Slayer shoe, that motherfucking better have a fucking Slayer logo on it, or at the very least, some sort of identifying image from the album cover. Because if I were the type of dude who bought Slayer-affiliated sneakers, I’d want people to know — with no confusion — that I bought fucking Slayer sneakers.
I don’t buy T-shirts that have the same color schemes as some of my favorite album’s covers — I buy shirts with band logos on them, because I want people to know I love Watain or fucking Profanatica or Iron Thrones…whatever.
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