Musicians Design Converse Sneakers for Charity

Tired of your boring white Converse and looking for an upgrade? Well, you can have one, AND help to raise awareness for cancer while you’re at it.

Warner Music Australia, Converse, Sharpie & eBay have teamed up to raise funds for Cancer Awareness Month with their In Their Shoes initiative. The fundraising initiative sees musicians around the world designing Converse sneakers.

Over 18 months, local and touring musos have been asked to design a pair of plain white chucks with nothing more than a sharpie marker in hand. 70 sneakers have been designed by acts including The National, Billy Bragg, The Black Keys, Ed Sheeran, James Blunt, New Order, Kimbra, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Skrillex and Grouplove.

The sneakers will be auctioned off at the end of October on eBay with all proceeds going to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, or a Charity of the artist’s choice.

Check out the sneakers as they’re unveriled at intheirshoes.com.au

A public exhibition of all 70 Converse will be run from 12pm to 7pm on Sunday October 27th at The Standard in Sydney.

The auction for the shoes goes live Thursday October 24th at 6pm and closes on Tuesday October 29th on http:// www.ebay.com.au/intheirshoes. Bids start from $99.

The Full List of Contributing Artists:

Architecture in Helsinki - Atlas Genius - Billy Bragg – Birdy – The Black Keys – Bloods - Bobby Fox - Bon Iver - Bruno Mars - Busby Marou - Charli XCX - Christina Perri - Cold Chisel - Dannii Minogue -Django Django - Eagle and the Worm - Ed Sheeran - Eliza Doolittle - FIDLAR - Flux Pavilion - Frightened Rabbit - Fun. - Gabrielle Aplin – Gorgon City - Grouplove – Illy - James Blunt - Jason Derulo - Jason Mraz - Jay & Silent Bob - Jeff the Brotherhood - Jim Ward - Josh Ritter - Katie Melua – Kimbra - Lewis Watson - Linkin Park - Lisa Mitchell - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - The Medics - Michael Buble – Moby – Mutemath - Nada Surf – The National - New Order - Nuggets Inspired – Outasight - Owl Eyes – Paramore – Passenger – Periphery - Plan B - Pond - Portugal. the Man - Professor Green - Punch Brothers - Red Hot Chili Peppers – Rudimental - Sam & the Womp – Santigold - Sarah Murdoch - Simone Felice - Simple Plan – Skrillex – Stereophonics - Surfer Blood - Swift Kid – Tame Impala - Tegan & Sara - Trey Songz - Wavves – The Wombats - You Am I - Zac Brown Band
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