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Nike To Release Limited Iron Maiden Shoe?

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According to a posting at Hypebeast, Nike are set to release a strictly limited IRON MAIDEN shoe. Included in the article are a number of images that seems to dispel any notion this may be an early April Fool's joke.

According to people at Niketalk, only 24 pairs of the Nike SB "Iron Maiden" Dunk high shoes will be made. The Dunk will feature a clear swoosh to show off the IRON MAIDEN artwork as well as the words "Iron Maiden" embroidered onto the heel of the shoe.

You can check out pictures of the shoe at MaidenFans.com.

As previously reported, Iron Maiden's DVD release DEATH ON THE ROAD is set for 6th February 2006 through EMI Records. This will initially be available as a limited edition special digipack.

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WhylordWhy's avatar

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1. WhylordWhy writes:

LMAO Nike should of learned from the last time they dealt with a band. Anyone remember Minor Threat?

# Feb 1, 2006 @ 10:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. evilcheeba writes:

They look more like those novelty shoes that little kids wear than a Nike product. I think my stepson had a pair of Yu-Gi-Oh or SpongeBob Squarpants that looked similar. Did Nike say they were making 24 pairs or are only going to sell 24 pairs. Maiden or not, those shoes look like crap.

# Feb 1, 2006 @ 11:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. BLACKDOG writes:

So the point of this is what?

# Feb 1, 2006 @ 11:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. psythe writes:

they'r hoping that those 24 pairs will be seen as invaluable merchendise by the hardcore maiden fans, and thus sell at auctions for twenty hundred thousand bazillion dollars. each. and i DONT KNOW why maiden would have considered such a stupid business venture. sucks to be them, those shoes are terrible.

# Feb 2, 2006 @ 2:31 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. sycness14 writes:

Hey all you Iron Maiden fans that say they are REAL metal and would NEVER sellout to major corporations and make their fans buy stupid worthless piece of sh it shoes for their benefit.....BLOW ME!!!!!!!!!!!

# Feb 2, 2006 @ 2:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Rulin Kmadd writes:

But you see I can care less if a band sell's out. Maiden has sold millions and I mean millions of
records, filled up soccer stadiums through out the world.
There is a difference about the quality of the music unlike all that gayass emo fagcore and nu-metal shiit that just
has to go. So fukk off your damn self if you don't get the point.

# Feb 2, 2006 @ 2:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. pulseofthesic writes:

hell yea sycness14, i love all these "real" metal fans who made fun of slipknot for having their own shoes.....and i know all the maiden fans are gonna come up with a million excuses for this, but seriously...HAHA

# Feb 2, 2006 @ 5:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. WhylordWhy writes:

HMMMMM lets see here. Comparing Slipknot to Iron Maiden I am not touching that one. Rulin it is all you brother. Since you young chaps don't know the story I will tell you. copy and paste here:

Wednesday, June 29, 2005
Minor Threat vs. Nike

Earlier this month, Nike released a promotional poster (right) for their a skateboarding demo tour that appropriated text and imagery from seminal Washington DC punk band Minor Threat's 1981 self-titled album's cover art (left). Minor Threat front-man Ian MacKaye, proprietor of the Dischord record label, was none-too-thrilled. (Link to background at Sublimited blog.) From the Dischord Web site:
"To longtime fans and supporters of Minor Threat and Dischord, this must seem like just another familiar example of mainstream corporations attempting to assimilate underground culture to turn a buck. However, it is more disheartening to us to think that Nike may be successful in using this imagery to fool kids, just beginning to become familiar with skate culture, underground music and D.I.Y. ideals, into thinking that the general ethos of this label, and Minor Threat in particular, can somehow be linked to Nike's mission." Link
Yesterday, Nike issued a formal apology. (Could they have posted the apology letter as a JPEG as an attempt to discourage reposting?) From the letter:
Minor Threat's music and iconographic album cover have been an inspiration to countless skateboarders since the album came out in 1984 (sic). And for the members of the Nike Skateboarding staff, this is no different. Because of the album's strong imagery and because our East Coast tour ends in Washington DC, we felt that it was a perfect fit. This was a poor judgement call and should not have been executed without consulting Minor Threat and Dischord Records. Link
Dischord Records spokesperson Alec Bourgeois told MTV.com that MacKaye and the other members of Minor Threat are still planning to meet to consider their legal options.

This is proof we don't support Nike because Minor threat has influenced everyone of your bands in 1 way or another.






# Feb 3, 2006 @ 2:13 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. WhylordWhy writes:

Here is the link:www.boingboing.net/2005/06/29/minor_threat_vs_nike.html

Look at the pic.

# Feb 3, 2006 @ 2:14 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. HIm fan writes:

i think it may only be something todo with the record company because Maiden would never put their name on anything that sh it

# Feb 3, 2006 @ 10:51 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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