Nevermind the Bollocks, Here's some Converse

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It's been almost 38 years since the seminal punk band broke up in the middle of their first American tour, but the Sex Pistols are still legends to music fans the world over. In their first major collab of 2016 Converse is paying homage to the punk band that (arguably) started it all with a line of sneakers and clothing.

At first glance the fit between a band that spit anti-establishment sentiments in your face every time they spoke and a shoe company seems a little bit off. But on closer consideration one has to remember why the Sex Pistols were even formed in the first place—as a tool to bring more people into manager Malcolm McLaren's clothing shop. And one certainly can't deny that the look of the band, particularly of Johnny Rotten and Sid Vicious, is one of the most iconic in the last 50 years.

By using art from their unmistakable album covers, Converse has mashed together the Pistols' style with the world's most recognizable sneaker. While some of the artistic nods to the band are a little obscure—you have to have spend a lot of hours staring at the "Pretty Vacant" single to remember that the buses were headed to "Nowhere" and "Boredom"—the band's unforgettable logo is stamped on the tongue and foot bed of each of the sneakers.

Everyone has a ratty Sex Pistols shirt somewhere in their closet, only a true fan would have a remarkably fashionable pair of kicks honoring the band. So pick up a pair of these Chucks and wear 'em into the pit next time you go see a band that never would have existed had it not been for the rabble rousers from London.

The Spring 2016 Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Sex PistolsCollection will be available for purchase starting January 7, 2016 at specialty retailers, Converse stores and Converse.com. The footwear will retail for a suggested price of $65 - $80 USD with apparel ranging from $35 - $140 USD.