Welcome to our column, "Hey, Quick Question," where we investigate seemingly random happenings in the fashion industry. Enjoy!
Think the shoe you see above is just half of another ol' pair of white sneakers? Nope! It features diamonds (11.50 carats, to be exact), has 18-karat gold hardware and retails for $132,000.
The sneaker in question is made by Buscemi, a footwear brand that prides itself on luxury trainers, and is an elevated version of the label's 100MM sneaker, which usually sells for $890. It's limited-edition, of course, takes 20 hours to makes (according to Footwear News) and is only available at Buscemi's brand new flagship in New York City. If you like to ogle at very expensive things, then come on down to 47 Wooster Street in Soho.
The publicists for Buscemi claim that, yes, it is the most expensive sneaker in circulation at the present moment. A quick Google search brought us to a few articles and slideshows of high-priced kicks — including a site that is literally called The Richest — and still, the diamond-encrusted pair's price point reigns.
So, dear reader, would you be into purchasing a pair of these Buscemi sneakers for $132,000? There are plenty of other options for the very same price, just saying:
- A two-bedroom home in Nebraska
- A Tesla Model X
- About 33,082 Big Macs
- French leader François Hollande's barber
- 197 Gucci loafers
- 88 flights to Paris (assuming a cost of $1,500 per flight)
- 1,100 ski pass vouchers
- 240 orchestra tickets to Wednesday's 8 p.m. performance of "Hamilton"
- 1,460,000 Instagram followers (if $1,800 buys you 20,000 followers)
- The administrative fee to run for president of Nigeria
- 425 tubs of La Mer's Creme de la Mer
- 17,032 copies of Harry Styles's Another Man issue
- About 85 bottles of Dior's new anti-aging serum
- Three private performances by Chance the Rapper
- 203 32GB iPhone 7s
- "The ultimate luxury golf getaway"
- Princess Beatrice's royal wedding hat
- The ambulance that allegedly carried President John F. Kennedy from Air Force One to the Capitol after his death
What'll it be? Please choose wisely.