Beastie Boys Get Their Own Custom Sneakers
Published Oct 05, 2011It's been a great week for shoes and hip-hop. Just yesterday (October 4), we found out about those sweet Guru/Keithy E Converse hi-tops, and it turns out there's more old-school rap-indebted canvas kicks coming our way. While the Beastie Boys proclaimed in "The Sounds of Science" that they generally rock Adidas -- and never rock Fila -- a new pair of Converse-styled shoes splayed with photos of the band have been released.
The kicks are available now for $200 on eBay. The footwear features photos of the band goofing around on their 1986 License to Ill tour, taken by photographer Sunny Bak. The right shoe showcases the MCA messing with the Hollywood Palladium marquee, while the left has Mike D and Ad-Rock mean-muggin' at a liquor store.
Proceeds of the sale will go to Prop 8 Films, a production house that specializes in film projects "that educate, enlighten and motivate people on issues of social import."
Bak's prints will also be part of an upcoming exhibition called Boys and Dogs at L.A. gallery Hold Up Art. You can find out more about the show here.
Thanks to Consequence of Sound for the tip.