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(ESPN)   In an attempt to finally kill the NBA, Converse releases "Loaded Weapon" shoe   ( espn.go.com) divider line
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2003-09-26 03:02:53 PM  
"Loaded Weapon shoe ? I'm too old for this shiat."
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2003-09-26 03:03:11 PM  
The "Allegations of Rape" high-top will be available in the Spring
2003-09-26 03:05:35 PM  
I'm working on caring about the NBA....nah, isn't working.
2003-09-26 03:05:37 PM  
thats one ugly shoe.
2003-09-26 03:06:04 PM  
The childrens version called "Baby's Daddy"
2003-09-26 03:06:07 PM  
Next up:

Reebok's new "Boo-yah, Hand-on-Da-Pump" shoes
2003-09-26 03:06:16 PM  
Duh, Nike just bought out Converse.
They've already been running stupid "for the game, yea thug, playa playa girl for real" commercials. Ugh. Since when did crappy shoes become the quintessential status symbol?
2003-09-26 03:06:51 PM  
"You're taking a violent theme and trying to sell it to kids,"

Geez, can't they just stick to selling sex to kids? What's this world coming to...

/shakes head in disbelief
2003-09-26 03:07:28 PM  
But no one cares when a movie's called something similar?

Sports, music, and games will always be overanalyzed.
2003-09-26 03:08:23 PM  
The new shoe from Nike will bear Kobe Bryant's likeness and be called "fark room service!"
2003-09-26 03:09:29 PM  
I want a country redneck hillbilly shoe...

but you cant wear white shoes after labour day :(
2003-09-26 03:10:34 PM  
Kids are dying for these shoes
2003-09-26 03:10:37 PM  
Ugly-ass expensive shoe that is totally not worth it
2003-09-26 03:11:22 PM  
Countdown to another crappy Michael Moore fiasco, this time blaming Converse... three, two, one...
2003-09-26 03:13:42 PM  
next year's model:

The Sodomizer

2003-09-26 03:15:29 PM  
Oh how insensitive!!!! Lets name the shoes after something that won't offend anyone at all!!!

Instead of "Loaded Weapon", why not name them "Inane".

Oh and get rid of the subtley racist black and white coloring Converse, times are a changing.
2003-09-26 03:16:13 PM  
better idea:
-National Lampoons- Loaded Weapon shoe.
2003-09-26 03:16:19 PM  
The Converse 'Loaded Weapon' - official shoe of the Washington Bullets!

/still can't bear to call them the wizards, what a wussy name.
2003-09-26 03:17:05 PM  
The reason it's not questionable to name a movie a violent title is that kids aren't going to shoot other kids for that movie title. In fact, it's impossible.
Ah yes, I remember growing up in the hay days of shooting someone for their shoes. And I thought we could never get any dumber.
2003-09-26 03:18:43 PM  
I don't mind if they start selling this shoe as long as they have a 10 day waiting period.
2003-09-26 03:19:17 PM  
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2003-09-26 03:20:38 PM  
we need a crappy expensive shoe called WMD.
2003-09-26 03:20:51 PM  
It looks better than most of the disco mallrat bullshiat that shoe companies are producing now.
2003-09-26 03:24:30 PM  
I can't wait until someone gets beat to death with one of these shoes.

Now that would be news.
2003-09-26 03:25:40 PM  
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He likes it.
2003-09-26 03:28:15 PM  
I cant wait to see the commercials here in chicago, cause Kirk Hinrich is pretty white bread. Will converse try to cross him over to a black market?

/Yo dawg, wit dees shoes, i be all up ons
2003-09-26 03:35:05 PM  
These aren't the kind you try to light on fire in an airplane, are they? Or were those Reebok "Sneaker Bomb" shoes?
I think the FAA would object.
2003-09-26 03:38:29 PM  
They look like cheap-ass Payless Shoe Source shoes.
2003-09-26 03:39:01 PM  
danger crane

If you look closely Strong Bad has been wearing the converse loaded weapon prototype shoe for a while now. Da Cheat was gonna wear it, but, you know, he's Da Cheat!
2003-09-26 03:40:08 PM  
Oh my, I think some of these people are being overly sensitive! We use warfare analogies in sports all the time. I don't think this is any different.
2003-09-26 03:40:45 PM  
At first Converse R&D insisted SB cover up the converse logo, hence the reason for the 'tape leg' email. But now that he has been using the ab abber he is ready to be the marketing voice of converse.
2003-09-26 03:41:07 PM  
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Here's Kobe's Shoe, the Concierge Raper..... allegedly.
2003-09-26 03:41:57 PM  
Jesus Christ. I saw something about this on the news, but didn't catch the whole story. I thought the shoe was controversial because it had a little drug pocket or some shiat in it.

Let's get a grip. Now, if Converse called it the "farking-Kill-That-Negro", I could see where they problem is.
2003-09-26 03:42:58 PM  
I'm waiting for the, "Bag of Dope" shoe.
2003-09-26 03:44:30 PM  
The problem isn't that the name of the shoe is so terribly, unbelievably offensive; the problem is the NBA has a HUGE image problem. And this does nothing to help it.

Now if they were smart, they'd name the shoe "fuzzy bunnies", or "homework tutor".

/nothing really, move along
2003-09-26 03:50:05 PM  
Sure, it might it might kill the NBA, but think of all the good it'll do for the NRA.
2003-09-26 03:50:35 PM  
Life comes yet one more step closer to Jennifer Government coming true.
2003-09-26 03:50:43 PM  
They can have my canvas hi-top converses when they pry them from my cold, dead hands.
2003-09-26 03:53:06 PM  
If this shoe is anything like the NBA, it won't run straight. Sure, the shoe is a loaded weapon, but it has the accuracy of a revolutionary war era musket.
2003-09-26 03:54:12 PM  
hey, if the shoe fits...

errr, ahem. sorry.
/haven't watched an nba game since larry legend retired.
2003-09-26 03:56:41 PM  
It's a freakin' mainstream over-priced athletic shoe. Here now, clearance in 9 months. Meanwhile, Converse will sell oodles of Chucks in various colors. I already have 3 pairs of Chucks and will likely purchase more. And I agree with SockMonkeyHolocaust with one modification; they can have my Chucks when they pry them off my cold, dead feet!
2003-09-26 04:08:54 PM  
We introduce to you the, "Ref Puncher" , "The Flagrant Fouler", and the "Tattooed Gang Thug."
2003-09-26 04:09:56 PM  
Are they endorsed by Rosa Klebb?
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2003-09-26 04:12:30 PM  
aww i only have a Converse "Weapon" ... mine isn't loaded...I seriously do have this shoe though..
2003-09-26 04:21:49 PM  
Revolutionary War era muskets were actually quite accurate to about 150 meters.
2003-09-26 04:27:54 PM  
Did anyone else notice that article spent too much time listing off all the reasons that this is a perfect name for this shoe?

/fark political correctness
2003-09-26 04:29:10 PM  
If they want shoes that everyone in the NBA will use, they should have just call them WEED!!
2003-09-26 04:30:49 PM  

Right there with ya.

Ironic is the fact that young black kids are gonna start shooting each other with loaded wepons, over Loaded Weapons.

Its not Converse's fault for marketing to something that all these black athletes do anyway...drive-by's...murders, etc.

Maybe instead of pointing the finger at Converse, they should point the finger at the NBA.
2003-09-26 04:33:18 PM  
Big-Bird, do you have this one?

<img src="http://www.zappos.com/images/C/Converse26/Converse26gwptz.jpg">

Greatest shoe ever.
2003-09-26 04:35:48 PM  
I'm sure others in this thread have thought it, but haven't said it:

Please, please, please kill the NBA. I was thrilled when I heard about Kobe's little problem, thinking that might be the nail in the coffin.

/Football, baseball, hockey, *, basketball.
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