There are some things you just don't - or can't, really - put together. The soul-shattering post-punk of Ian Curtis's Joy Division and trainers are two such things, to my mind. Especially when those trainers are the swag sort that get hundreds of unlucky kids bullied in playgrounds up and down the country every year.
New Balance are the brand that are attempting to commission a pair of 'Joy Division trainers'. Designed by independent American artist Dylan Adair, the kicks feature the ripples from the sleeve of Unknown Pleasures on their sole.
They are also embossed with the legend 'FACT 10' - the album's catalogue number upon its release through Tony Wilson's Factory Records in 1979.
They haven't made it into shops just yet, though - the green light is yet to shine its noble approval on this particular product. Anyone here thinking of paying for a pair?