By now, most of you have seen at least one of the sneakers Kanye West has designed for Louis Vuitton. Now we have the news of other items in the product line, along with pricing information. What immediately comes to mind to me is, "I would not wear these sneakers if they were handing them out with a free tank of gas." I'm sorry! Maybe I'm just not a sneaker head like that, but these are some of the ugliest shoes I've ever seen. What's up with the all-white "Mr. Hudson" model--it appears to be some kind of hybrid deck shoe/sneaker. And let's talk about the colorways. A couple of these sneakers look more like they are made by Pastry. Even the more basic, solid-colored ones suffer, because every single one of these shoes has that invasive, mud flap-looking thing on the back. I can't let Kanye or the LV brand divert my attention away from the unattractiveness of these things. For real, if these same shoes were some Payless BOGO joints, we'd all be giving them the Aunt Esther side-eye. I swear to Chuck Taylor, these just ain't it.
Now the prices. Let's just keep it honest here. If I HAD in upwards of $1200 of disposable income, I couldn't justify buying any of these shoes. I could put a pretty dope wardrobe together with $1200. I could turn my swag on and keep it lit up for the entire year. $1200? American? Dude, we are in a recession. I'm a little bit older than the target market for these shoes, anyway. I'd be better off following Obama's steez and hollering at some J. Crew canvas joints, and saving myself like $1100 dollars. Aesthetically and financially, these sneakers are a bad look, especially for regular folk.
What say you? Are these fresh?