People Can't Believe These Taped-Up, Dirty-Looking Sneakers Cost $530

Netizens are slamming these expensive taped sneakers for glorifying poverty

Netizens are slamming these expensive taped sneakers for glorifying poverty

No matter, they have done the (literal) dirty work for you.

Nordstrom is selling sneakers that showcase scuff marks and tape on the toes for $530.

However, neither the design not the price has been liked by people, who feel that the designer brand is "glorifying poverty" by selling shoes that have been purposely made to look worn and yet priced so high.

The "Superstar Taped Sneaker", created by upscale brand Golden Goose and sold on Nordstrom's website, feature "crumply, hold-it-all-together tape" and "a grungy rubber cupsole". Nordstrom's website was cited repeatedly by users, although the shoes are also available on other sites. The style is particularly pronounced in their shoe lines for men, women, and kids.

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Twitter users took to the platform to protest against the design. The company recently sold a pair of PRPS men's trousers, caked with fake dirt, for $425; and a pair of Topshop "mom jeans" with see-through knees for $95. The luxury brand has flagship stores in New York, Paris, London, Milan, Tokyo, Seoul, Beijing, Beirut, St. Tropez, and Amsterdam.

The crumbly "Superstar Tape Sneaker" are being sold at a whopping 530 Dollars (approximately Rs. 38,000)! "The duct tape reinforcements appearing on the [Superstar sneaker] style pay homage to the West Coast's skater culture - professional skaters, who have inspired the brand's shoe collections from the beginning, fix their shoes with the same kind of tape". One faded pink suede pair with tape along the heel was being sold for $585.

The brand has defended their sneakers by saying the shoes "pay homage to the West Coast's skater culture".

Elsewhere on Twitter, people are not convinced.

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