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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If she walks her dog in those, she’s gonna get really bad shin splints. Look like a pair of Converse with opalescent paint sprayed on them. I’d prefer Converse.
That’s right, Dems, you elected common people. Idiots.
The Obamas are destroying jobs for Americans while Michelle creates jobs in Europe.
“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.”
You might want to add that questioning their thought process is a no-no.
They'd be the first to pillory Laura Bush or Sarah Palin for wearing $540 sneakers. You can bet they would point out how many homeless people could be clothed or fed for what those sneakers cost.
Hmm. $540.00 sneakers. Well, it’s OK if you can afford them.
That amount of money would buy my Mustang torque monster a new clutch.
I wonder how much her sneakers costs before we all took her husband’s advice and started cutting back.
Why not? The Obomas own tax slaves. They'll just have to work a little harder from now on.
(Starve the beast. Put all your money into your own bank account!)
The Obamas got a puppy?!?
Logic and common sense have no place in this world.
Off to the re-education camp!!
Everybody suffers except them.
Pray for America
They’re out of stock at posh Meatpacking District boutique Jeffrey, and Barneys New York boasts a limited selection of the sneaks,
Oh Damn! I so wanted to get a pair so I can be one of the beautiful people,( BARF)
Michelle, you still a mule in horse harness.
We're asked to sacrifice. We're asked to voluntarily make our bricks without straw.
She needs a new wardrobe, so we all have to do our part.
I purchased a pair of atheletic style shoes at a Walmart (I was on business travel and that was as far as I could walk) for $16. They felt great and looked good enough.
That was a year ago and I still wear them.
How soon before we read of gangsta’s shooting each other over these shoes?