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Would you pay $795 for these ugly shoes?
Posted by: DP
Date: September 13, 2017 04:31PM


Balenciaga is the latest brand to take the distressed trend to the next level — the brand is selling a pair of sneakers that look like they’ve been worn on a hike up Mt. Everest and then attacked by a mountain lion.

The Triple S shoes, which sell for $795, are described as “multimaterial oversize trainers with complex sole” and come in several different colorways.

However, the shoes’ overall appearance is a far cry from the dazzling white and squeaky clean exterior one would expect from a fresh pair of kicks. Instead, the rather pricey pair features visible dirt marks and scuffs.

Needless to say, the internet is rather confused as to why one would shell out for the preworn-looking item. One Twitter user even said the product resembled shoes you’d find at the bottom of a lost-property pile at school.




I'm sure someone will...



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Re: Would you pay $795 for these ugly shoes?
Posted by: billb
Date: September 13, 2017 04:40PM
What every well heeled iphone X owner should be wearing



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Re: Would you pay $795 for these ugly shoes?
Posted by: Buzz
Date: September 13, 2017 04:43PM
If they are super lightweight get down to under 65 bucks, I'm in.
Oh, and they have to fit as good as Nike lunarglides.
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Re: Would you pay $795 for these ugly shoes?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: September 13, 2017 07:24PM
....but....but......it's Balenciaga.........Tom Ford would charge over $1,000 for the same.......



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Re: Would you pay $795 for these ugly shoes?
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: September 13, 2017 09:06PM
Were they distressed by free range fair trade vegan hipsters?
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Re: Would you pay $795 for these ugly shoes?
Posted by: ka jowct
Date: September 13, 2017 09:15PM
They'd look just wonderful with distressed skinny jeans.
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Re: Would you pay $795 for these ugly shoes?
Posted by: Speedy
Date: September 13, 2017 09:26PM
I wouldn't pay $795 for any pair of shoes.



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Re: Would you pay $795 for these ugly shoes?
Posted by: datbeme
Date: September 14, 2017 09:12AM
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Speedy
I wouldn't pay $795 for any pair of shoes.

Or any phone. Well, not at this point anyway.
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Re: Would you pay $795 for these ugly shoes?
Posted by: pRICE cUBE
Date: September 14, 2017 09:59AM
Is this some sort of prank?



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Re: Would you pay $795 for these ugly shoes?
Posted by: rz
Date: September 14, 2017 02:24PM
My 16-year-old nephew makes a LOT of money buying and reselling shoes like this. I wouldn't be surprised if he's either already bought a pair (if they're out), or will be trying to buy a pair when they go on sale. My wife has helped him by buying some of the shoes for him... we have a "Trophy Room" shop here in Orlando, which is owned by Michael Jordan's son. She's gone there to buy some seriously ugly-ass shoes for him. He almost always has a buyer before he even actually gets them. His markup is probably about 75-80%. I think he said most sellers mark them up 100% or more, so he has no trouble selling them. Not bad as a part time job for a teenager.
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Re: Would you pay $795 for these ugly shoes?
Posted by: wurm
Date: September 14, 2017 02:41PM
I wouldn't pay $7.95 for them. They're pretty fugly.



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Re: Would you pay $795 for these ugly shoes?
Posted by: Uncle Wig
Date: September 14, 2017 04:00PM
"Colorways?"




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