Pimp My Brand: 12 Examples of the Inexplicable Corporate Merch Trend

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Pimp My Brand: 12 Examples of the Inexplicable Corporate Merch Trend

Companies used to beg us to carry around their branded gear -- free convention swag, anyone? -- but something in the culture has shifted.  Suddenly, McRib jogging shorts are a status symbol, not a hokey giveaway.  Here are 12 examples of ridiculous (and ridiculously expensive) corporate merch. 

PLANTERS salts your shoes ERS For some reason, a new pair of Planters Crunch Force 1s costs $120 but used shoes are $232. Don't believe the rumor that each pair contains one drop of Mr. Peanut's blood.

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