Gucci Gets Trolled By The Internet For Selling Dirty Sneakers For A Whopping ₹65,000

David Fincher’s ‘Fight Club’ came out in 1999 and if you ask anyone whether it’s there in their list of ‘all-time best movies’, they’re going to say “yes!”. However, the thing is that I don’t think that anybody really took in the message against consumerism that it was professing. Because if they did, a brand like Gucci wouldn’t have been selling dirty sneakers for exorbitant prices.

According to the official website of Gucci, they’re selling what’s being called Screener sneakers, which is basically a pair of worn-out, soiled shoes. The official description for it says,

“A pastiche of different influences that span across decades, the Cruise 2019 collection references old school shapes and materials inspired by vintage sportswear. Influenced by classic trainers from the ’70s, the Screener sneakers—named for the defensive sports move—feature the Web stripe on the side and vintage Gucci logo, treated for an allover distressed effect.”

Okay, now take a look at one of them.

The unpolished leather has been defined as “off-white”. The blackishness on the webbings has been defined as “vintage effect”. The overall look is being called the “distressed effect”. And (this is the best part), it’s priced at £615 + £102 (VAT), thereby amounting to around Rs. 65,000.

Netizens obviously went WTF and berated Gucci for selling these overpriced sneakers.

So, if you get the chance, are you going to buy these Gucci sneakers? And if so, please let us know why in the comments.

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