Sneaker fever is swift and powerful.
The latest ASHISH X Topshop collection just launched and the LED trainers are already sold out. They were originally £250-£300 pounds and now someone is hawking a pair for — relax your nostalgia-hoarding heart — $1,670 on eBay in a size 43 (US size 12.)
Blame Lisa Katnic, the stylist responsible for the sneakers in the “Blurred Lines” video. Or blame the herd mentality, or the honest truth that yeah they’re cool, but the fact that they’ve tripled in price is nuts. Give me an it bag, or the Marlene Dietrich’s tuxedo for that much. These are things I understand when we start lighting up our heels and traveling over the 1 grand mark. This is footwear you wore as a kid to stand out at laser tag parties. And now they’re too cool for you.
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