The Seattle indie label that brought grunge to the world has branched out into footwear.

Sub Pop has partnered with shoe brand TOMS to launch a limited-edition collection of kicks commemorating the label’s 25th birthday, available from 1 July.

The range includes the grey lace-up Paseo shoe and two versions of the slip-on Classic in navy and red, all with the Sub Pop logo incorporated into the upper.

Every pair of shoes comes with a Sub Pop sampler featuring tracks from acts like Mudhoney, Shabazz Palaces, Pissed Jeans and Shearwater.

The anti-fashion ethos of grunge may be dead and buried, but at least it’s for charity – every shoe purchased will see TOMS donate a pair of new shoes to a child in need.

Earlier this month we were saddened to report that Sub Pop co-founder Jonathan Poneman has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.



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