Shoes May, 5 2011

Generic Surplus Borstal Plimsoll

The first thing we thought when we saw these was ‘Borstal isn’t the cheeriest word to call a pair of plimsolls’. But, putting it down to a transatlantic communication breakdown*, we’re willing to overlook it. All we can say is that shoes like this make us think of songs like this. (Crooked Tongues)

*A Borstal is by wikipedia definition “a type of youth prison in the United Kingdom, run by the Prison Service and intended to reform seriously delinquent young people”