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May 09, 2022,18:07 PM

Distressed Paris Sneakers by Balenciaga

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Kind of like Porsche....

 By: patrick_y : May 9th, 2022-18:13
On Porsche cars, you have to pay more money for the "lightweight" versions. Where they remove the radio and the air conditioner (and even the door handles) to save weight. Here, they charge you more money for something more "'distressed."

I can imagine this scenario...

 By: patrick_y : May 9th, 2022-18:22
Harrods sells these shoes. A shopper buys these shoes and probably pays 1000 Pounds for them along with an outfit to complement the shoes. Client comes back the next day to Harrods and does some more shopping at the same department store in his "grungiest... 


 By: Centurionone : May 9th, 2022-20:07
and not farfetched

suddenly I feel sooo old....

 By: ChristianDK : May 9th, 2022-18:45 much? ;-)

Good heavens!

 By: patrick_y : May 9th, 2022-20:12
And the best part... If they weren't distressed, they'd cost less! Surprised the shoes are made in China! I would think they were made in Italy or Spain, and then distressed in China!

Creating this junk must confuse the heck out of Chinese workers.

 By: Steve E : May 10th, 2022-00:36
Like making artificial Christmas trees.


 By: patrick_y : May 10th, 2022-05:57
The workers are probably wondering, "who in the world would want this?"

In a past life I was in the men's clothing business,

 By: Thomas_3 : May 9th, 2022-18:54
a woman came in with a pair of her husband's shoes he had asked her to return (he was probably to embarrassed). Honest to God they looked almost as bad as these, the kicker was she said he had only worn them "once".

Wow... Just wow...

 By: patrick_y : May 9th, 2022-20:13
I'm assuming they weren't sold "distressed" when new...

I see...

 By: patrick_y : May 9th, 2022-20:55
That's too bad... Definitely some people take way too much advantage of a returns policy. I'm not saying I'm perfect, but goodness, some people are awful!

Yeah, it is no secret that some women will buy a dress for a party,

 By: Thomas_3 : May 9th, 2022-21:02
wear it to the party and return it the next day claiming it has never been worn.

Ugh! Some people are just awful!

 By: patrick_y : May 9th, 2022-21:06
I met a lady who did that with jewelry. Very unfortunate.

I'm convinced that 50% of 'high fashion'...

 By: mdg : May 9th, 2022-19:03 an inside joke : )

Make that 80% !

 By: Centurionone : May 9th, 2022-20:08

Billy Joel said it in 1980.

 By: Uncle Chico : May 9th, 2022-19:16
You can't dress trashy till you spend a of money.

Wow!! Is that the homeless edition?

 By: jp884 : May 9th, 2022-20:32
Who buys these things?

Trust me, there will be people

 By: Thomas_3 : May 9th, 2022-20:59
lining up for them.


 By: FabR : May 12th, 2022-09:40

Fashion is only trying to follow our hobby😀 (vintage&patina add value)

 By: Gelato Monster : May 10th, 2022-00:23
Perhaps it can be matched with distressed rolex