Skip to comments.First Lady Michelle Obama steps out in Lanvin sneakers and they're only $540!
Posted on 05/01/2009 5:09:44 AM PDT by Zakeet
Michelle Obama has taken casual to a haute new level.
While volunteering Wednesday at a D.C. food bank, the First Lady sported her usual J.Crew cardigan, a pair of utilitarian capri pants and, on her feet, a sneaky splurge: trainers that go for $540.
That's right: These sneakers - suede, with grosgrain ribbon laces and metallic pink toe caps - are made by French design house Lanvin, one of fashion's hottest labels. They come in denim and satin versions, and have been a brisk seller all spring.
They're out of stock at posh Meatpacking District boutique Jeffrey, and Barneys New York boasts a limited selection of the sneaks, which are a cult favorite among fashionistas.
Other celebrity fans of Lanvin's costly kicks include Ellen DeGeneres and Kanye West, who has blogged about his faves.
As the family's primary dog walker, Michelle clearly requires comfortable footwear.
"I got up at 5:15 in the morning to walk my puppy," she joked Thursday. "That's how my day starts. Even though the kids are supposed to do a lot of the work, I'm still up at 5:15 a.m. taking my dog out."
She'll be trodding on New York's sidewalks Tuesday for the first time as First Lady. Michelle will meet with staff at the U.S. mission to the United Nations. Later, she headlines Time magazine's "100 most influential people" gala.
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She could have gotten Converse or Vans for a tenth of that or less.
“I got up at 5:15 in the morning to walk my puppy,” she joked Thursday. “That’s how my day starts. Even though the kids are supposed to do a lot of the work, I’m still up at 5:15 a.m. taking my dog out.”
***Oh come on. How stupid does she think we are? She has 4 people in the WH to do all of the doggie care.
And by the way, those sneaks are flat out ugly.
They’re still ugly no matter how much they cost.
Clown shoes made for Bigfoot.
Where to begin...
Perfectly appropriate fashion statement if you’re off to do a drive-by.
I don’t care if she spends $540 on a pair of shoes. But, DAMN, those shoes are fugly!
>>...his brother could have added a second story to his hut for that....with gravity fed water! <<
Truth be told!
Wonder if Sarah had any $540 shoes for walkin’ the dog in her campaign wardrobe?
Do as they say, not as they do. Typical elitist hypocrites who preach how evil money is and show their true elitist colors while dictating to others how they need to live their lives.
They look like Converse canvas, but the LGBT editions.
Or she could have bought a pair of $50 sneakers for herself and another 9 pairs of $50 sneakers for homeless people to spread the wealth around a little. That’s the line conservatives need to take with spending like this. Leftist hate having their spending choices second-guessed.
Those are some ugly shoes.
The classy mirror-tipped shoes have their own thread!