Magnetic Fields, who make anti-pop or folk filled with gin'n'gloop, have inspired a range of shoes.
Whilst feet-related ranges are usually the reserve of the hip hop elite, a French shoe firm called Bluedy have decided to make a range of shoes as a homage to the music of Magnetic Fields' main-man Stephin Merritt and in doing so have won the most tenuous news story of the week award. They cite triple-cd opus 69 Love Songs as a major influence for their four designs, which were created as an homage to Mr Merritt.
The shoes are seemingly too expensive to put a price on (at least on a website) but should you wish to add to your collection of relevant-to-my-interests shoes, they are available at bluedyshop.com/stephin.
DiScuss: will these sit nicely beside your Joy Division and Nirvana Converse? Whatever next: Chino Moreno chinos? Moon Safari Nike Air Max? Jeremy Warmsley braces?