Leah Greenblatt
September 04, 2009 AT 08:35 PM EDT

The muchblogged news of a special Sub Pop sneaker, manufactured by Nike in honor of the indie label’s 20th anniversary, got quite the dialogue going today at Music Mix HQ.

Namely, how very many shoes there are now for those about to rock. To wit: The Johnny Marr (of the Smiths, and later Modest Mouse; now the Cribs) PF Flyers; the Joy Division New Balances from a couple years back; the Vans one-offs for the Circle Jerks, the Pixies, and KISS (shouldn’t the tongue on a KISS sneaker have more of a … tongue?) — even the green-and-gold DCs that Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda designed this spring, currently hibernating under the desk of our own editor Jason Adams.

So we ask you, dear readers: Does wearing your band affiliation on the sleeves of your toes make you happy? Or is it all one short step away from footwear clown town?

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