I don’t know about you, but much as I do love some designer styles, I just can’t stand seeing people loudly advertising their purchase’s brand for all to see. Fendi Fendi Fendi! Gucci Gucci Gucci! And the mac daddy of blatant, rub-it-in-your-face brand stamping, Louis Vuitton Louis Vuitton Louis Vuitton!
So imagine my pleased delight to find that Adbusters (an excellent Canadian-based not-for-profit magazine and all around cultural enterprise dedicated to changing the way we all think about the media’s influence on us) has released a line of non-branded shoes!
They’re called Blackspot, and you can choose between a low-top sneaker ($75CDN) a la classic Chucks or an ankle boot ($99CDN), both of which were designed by John Fluevog.
Here’s the site for info about Blackspot shoes, and the ethos behind the idea.
And what do they look like?
Well, the low-top is pretty much your classic Converse-looking black sneaker (no color choice here).
And the boot is a very Fluevog-looking stomper, which I love.
Now go out there and kick some brainwashing corporation ass!