A pair of designer shoes that look like they are held together by tape have caused massive outrage online. Italian high fashion sneaker brand Golden Goose is facing accusations of glorifying poverty with their expensive ‘Superstar Tape Sneaker’. The sneakers are being sold online on American retail chain Nordstrom’s website for whopping 530 US dollars which is approximately Rs. 41,000. This has stirred a debate on Twitter and by the looks of it, we don’t think anyone is up to buy those. ‘T-Shirt Shirt’ for Over Rs. 80 Thousand! Luxury Brand Balenciaga’s New Bizarre Fashion Idea Gets Trolled on Social Media.
On Nordstorm’s website, the sneakers are described as: ‘Crumply, hold-it-all-together tape details a distressed leather sneaker in retro low profile with a signature sidewall star and a grungy rubber cupsole’. Twitter users cannot keep calm, and some have called it ‘hideous’ and accused the website for ‘mocking poverty’. Paul Manafort's $15,000 Ostrich Jacket Is a Fashion Crime, Says Social Media Users; Here's Why.
It is Ridiculously Priced at 530 US Dollars
we’ve already got a problem if any clothing description says “crumply, hold-it-all tape details a sneaker” but it’s even bigger when that sneaker costs $530!!!!!!!!1111!!!!!111!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/yngTTyVVQ2
— joon (@joonlee) September 19, 2018
One User Said Fashion Industry is Stupid
there are people in the world wearing plastic bags as shoes because they can’t afford any but these HIDEOUS things are selling for $500 the fashion industry is truly so fucking stupid it pisses me off like what the actual hell ??????! https://t.co/8kOB37zyMJ
— Christine Sydelko (@csydelko) September 19, 2018
Another Commented Saying It Mocks Poverty
I just checked and apparently there’s a whole line. Like ok cool let’s mock poverty pic.twitter.com/WKhF15gRGG
— Eliza T. ⚰️🦇 (@lizalove91) September 19, 2018
A Total Waste of Money
I will never, in my entire life, understand the "distressed" trend/style. I could go to Target, buy a pair of Keds/Keds knock-offs, and wreck them like this for less than a quarter of the price of those things. Why does anyone waste their money like this?
— Kaija 📖 (@mother_fickle) September 19, 2018
Another User Said It is Distasteful
okay maybe i’m being dramatic but i remember seeing kids getting harassed and made fun of endlessly in school for having shoes that looked like this. this is extremely distasteful. https://t.co/h3RAKmiY5d
— brooke🌻 (@broookedanielle) September 19, 2018
Phew, we laymen will never understand fashion especially when it comes at this price. However, this is not the first time that netizens have lost their patience when it comes to bizarre fashion pricing. Earlier this year Spanish brand Balenciaga’s latest invention, a shirt on a T-shirt didn’t go well with the netizens. And that piece was priced at whopping 1,290 dollars which is approximately Rs 87,365. Well, we do not know what is up with fashion these days. Let us know in comments if you would be interested in buying a pair of sneakers that might cost you an entire month’s salary.