We never thought we'd be writing about shoelaces, but leave it to someone to go and make super expensive ones. Thanks to amazing style editor Bobbie Thomas over at the Today Show, we are now aware that we can own pure gold or silver shoelaces. And you thought $39,000 for a backpack was a lot of money. For $19,000, a company called Mr. Kennedy will make you 24-carat gold laces (two of them!) which take about 120 hrs to make by hand. The downside?