According to a site called Monster Fresh, a fellow in Perth, Australia apparently found these Daniel Johnston Converse All Stars in a shop. They investigated it, and contacted Daniel’s brother, who now serves as his manager. Here, according to them, is his response.
“Yes, they paid Daniel for the deal, but then the project was dropped when executives canned it – they just weren’t familiar with Daniel according to our contact at Converse. There may have been a few made if someone bought a pair, as we saw artwork, etc., but it was never given distribution.
We actually have other offers from other shoe makers that if I just follow up on them, we’ll probably get a deal. There will be a bio-pic movie of Daniel in a few years, and if nothing else, at that point we’ll probably see something.”
So, if you’re ever wondering what the perfect gift would be for your favorite blogger, look no further. Seriously, if you have access to a stock of these, I wear size-tens. And I’d be eternally grateful… And how stupid for Converse, or their new owner – Nike, to kill these. These would have been brilliant. And they would have sold the hell out of them online.
[Thanks to Dan for making me aware of this.]