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People are taking the piss out of these ridiculously expensive 'distressed' runners

Just a casual €522 for a pair.

expensive Source: Barney's

THESE ‘GOLDEN GOOSE Distressed Sneakers’ are currently on sale in Barneys of New York.

They’ll set you back $585 for a pair – which is just over €522. They’ve been intentionally dirtied up to resemble those old runners you’d find somewhere in the garage or the back of your wardrobe.

And they’re coming in for some amount of slagging

distressed Source: Twitter

Accusations are rife that the shoes are making light of poverty

The “distressed” shoes are made by a brand called SuperStar in the US

And these particular ones have some duct tape on the front and back

Over the last couple of days they have gone super viral on Twitter

And people have been cursing their luck for throwing out their old manky pairs of runners over the years

expensive3 Source: Twitter

While others are joking that there’s now a niche market to exploit if you still have any lying around

People have been digging out previous versions of the Golden Goose line of shoes

goldengoose Source: Twitter

And there are other ones out there for significantly less in fairness

expensive2 Source: Golden Goose

But it’s these pink ones for $585 that are copping all the flak right now

What a saga

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