Converse to release Black Sabbath trainers

Five designs featuring album artwork will be released as part of the brand's spring 2014 collection

Shoe company Converse are set to release five different Black Sabbath themed trainer styles.

The Chuck Taylor All Star shoes will make up part of the brand’s 2014 spring collection, and feature artwork from a selection of the band’s albums, including ‘Black Sabbath’ and ‘Paranoid’, reports Rolling Stone. The band and shoe makers previously collaborated in 2008.

Meanwhile, Black Sabbath recently admitted they are unsure whether they will release a new album. The band released their first album in 18 years, ’13’, in June of last year and the LP went on to debut at Number One on the Official UK Album Chart to become their first chart-topper in nearly 43 years.

Discussing the prospects of recording another LP with Classic Rock, Geezer Butler said: “To me, its been nicely rounded off now. If we did another album, it just wouldn’t have the same vibe as far as I’m concerned. And with this one doing so well, the next one would have to be Number One everywhere too or people would see it as a failure.”

Guitarist Tony Iommi added: ”Making ’13’ was such a great, memorable experience, so if that’s the final chapter, we’d have to be happy. We’ve not spoken about [another album]. I don’t know if it would be the right thing to do. God knows what the expectations would be next time around… I’d probably have a heart attack worrying about it!”

Speaking to NME at the end of last year, frontman Ozzy Osbourne opened up about his recent drug and alcohol relapse, which led to him temporarily separating from his wife Sharon. Speaking about her reaction to his drug use, he said: “She was very pissed off. I thought I was gonna lose my family at one point. Because when I go out, you wanna be careful when I come back home, because I’ll come through anywhere in the house bar the front fucking door. I’m fucking crazy.”