- Luxury fashion house, Balenciaga, has caused a buzz on social media following their latest release
- The high-end brand is reportedly selling 100 pairs of fully destroyed versions of their Paris sneakers
- Internet users have reacted to a report suggesting the shoes are selling for a whopping N768,000 which is about $1850
Social media users are buzzing with mixed reactions following Balenciaga's latest campaign which features destroyed shoes going on sale.
For the campaign of their new Paris sneakers, the luxury fashion house released an exaggerated version of the distressed shoes.
Paper reports that according to a release, the still-life portraits of the extremely dirty shoes are simply meant to suggest that the new Paris sneakers "are meant to be worn for a lifetime."
However, there are 100 "extra destroyed" sneakers available for sale in black or white and they're not nearly as tattered and extreme as the fake campaign styles, Paper reports.
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Social media users react
Internet users have reacted to a report suggesting the shoes are selling for a whopping N768,000 which is about $1850.
"This whole brand is just one loong social experiment surely, testing to see just how gullible we are vs how much expendable cash we have/spend in our quest to be part of the in crowd."
"At this point ppl buying it so welp. Might as well buy some converse and throw them in some mud and let your dog chew them much cheaper."
"Must be the Michael Jackson thriller edition."
"At this point they just know most will buy anything with the name branded on it."
"These luxury brands really like leaning in to poverty couture."
"They found these shoes in the trash and put their brand on them, that’s it."
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"If you wear these I’m convinced you burn a lot of money and you smoke a lot of spice."
Man pays N115k for designer sneakers, shares photo of fake version he received
Online orders may be convenient but they also remain one of the easiest means to get scammed as seen in the case of Prince Mudi.
The Twitter user gave many people quite a reason to talk after he opened up about his online shopping experience.
According to the photos shared, he had ordered a pair of white Alexander McQueen sneakers, paying the sum of N115k.
This particular model of the sneakers usually has the brand's name written on the back.