Balenciaga Is Selling Dirty Looking ‘Phate Huye’ Sneakers Worth ₹48,000, Twitter Reacts

Last year, famous luxury fashion house Balenciaga came up with ‘Shopper Bags’ that looked like desi pishwi and sold them for ₹1.5 lakhs. Well, again this year, the brand has launched something that has brought them into the limelight, but not for the right reasons.

The fashion label recently unmasked their latest limited edition collection of distressed shoes named the ‘Paris Sneaker’.

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Yes, this is how the ‘fully destroyed’ shoes look like that the brand is selling for a whopping $625 (Rs 48,243) and $495 (Rs 38,208) and are available for pre-order.

These remind me of those pairs of shoes we would unearth during our Diwali ki safai that mom would not even take a second to throw them away.

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Sharing the inspiration behind these worn-out sneakers, Balenciaga wrote on its website that these sneakers are meant to be worn for a lifetime.

“A retooled classic design interprets mid-century athleticism and timeless casual wear in black, white, or red, with a white rubber sole and toe. It is finished with distressed canvas and rough edges, affecting a pre-worn look. These still-life portraits, by photographer Leopold Duchemin, suggest that Paris Sneakers are meant to be worn for a lifetime.”

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Like me, Twitter was also not convinced with these newly launched completely destroyed shoes.


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The important question:

I mean, the shoes are already worn, extremely dirty, and cost a majority of my savings. Why would anyone buy them?

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