Dunlop has created a range of dirty plimsolls to save you the bother of wearing them in.
Designed in-house by Stefan ‘Stex’ Resch, the pre-soiled Dirty Flash shoes are twice the price of normal Dunlops, although you’ll find second-hand shops selling authentic dog-eared models for a fraction of this.
Each pair boasts a unique pattern of tea, coffee, soy sauce and oil stains. They are expected to appeal to the retro-fashion conscious as well as 30-somethings pining after the muddy boots and dirty, grass-stained knees of their youth.
But will they want to get their new ‘dirty’ shoes dirty? They’ll be a bugger to clean.