Dinosaur Jr. frontman, Bless the Barn quietist (via Portlandia) and all-around gnarlmeister J Mascis has designed a very, very, very purple shoe for vegan footware house Keep. The limited-edition item will retail for $75 and come with an exclusive 7-inch picture disc featuring an unreleased Mascis song still to be announced. Pre-orders can be made now, but the purped-out pimp slipper isn’t expected to ship until late June.
In addition to all that lovely amaranthine softness, the shoe features an embroidered stripe styled after Mascis’ signature guitar strap. The order page adds that, “sharing a deep respect for her compassionate work, Keep + Dinosaur Jr. proudly support the non-profit organization of Mata Amritanandamayi, widely know as Amma,” though it’s unclear how much — if any — of the proceeds will go to the poor-assisting charity.
UPDATE: “We will donate 100 percent of all net proceeds from the shoe, and neither J nor Dinosaur Jr. will make one dollar,” clarified the band’s management.
Also, Iceberg Slim called (from beyond the grave) and he wants his kicks back.