Is that the sound of Ian Curtis spinning like a top in his grave? Probably, with the introduction of these New Balance Joy Division trainers.
In terms of detail, they’ve got that. Based around the Unknown Pleasures album (which essentially means a Peter Saville design), the sole uses the same artwork as the album cover, as does the tongue, with the back of the shoe featuring the original catalogue number – FACT 10.
But even if you buy into the concept of a Joy Division trainer, I’m sure they could have done something more stylish. Have you seen an uglier shape of shoe?
No news of a release date or price as yet.