Skip to comments.What Recession? Michelle Obama Wears $635 Shoes on $4000 Per Night Hawaii Vacation
Posted on 12/28/2009 7:16:00 PM PST by kristinn
Photo: Huffington Post.
Photo: New York Magazine.
Barack Obama enjoys living like a king, so why shouldn't Michelle Obama live like a queen?
The First Lady was photographed last night in Hawaii wearing $635 per pair designer shoes by Maison Martin Margiela.
The shoe style is called "Leather open toe flat pumps." It features a "thin nude leather strap across the top of the toe."
A woman lucky enough to have a job in this economy and working for the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour would have to work 88 hours (without taxes taken out) to make enough to pay for Michelle Obama's shoes. If she can get them on sale, they would only set her back $445 for 62 hours work.
The Obamas are staying at an $8.9 million estate for an estimated $4000 per night. To cover the Obama's ten night stay, the minimum wage worker would have to work two-and-a-half years (before taxes) to come up with the $40,000 Obama is reportedly laying out.
Obama has lectured Americans about how they can not expect to live their lives as indulgently as they have in the past. He has lectured businesses about their travel and pay. Yet Obama and his wife live like kings and queens.
The news media has yet to call him out on his extravagance when there is 10% unemployment with no sign of the employment picture improving this coming year.
Thanks for your fashion expertise.
Well imagine that! What a couple of monetary biggots. I can’t stand either of them. They need to be removed at the first opportunity with emphasis. Send them home to chicago to rot!
Quite the trendsetter... The fashion mags will tout these as next season’s ‘must have’. And so will fashion runways...;meanwhile, America burns. sickening.
How much do you pay for top of the shoe
Looks like they should cost about $2.98 (plus tax, of course).
Liberals always whine about the rich “stealing” from the poor by giving them jobs and then Obama lives like a king on our stolen tax dollars. If Bush had done that in his first year, the libs would STILL be complaining.
Will we see a knock off at PayLess soon?
I wouldn’t be caught dead in those shoes. Imagine how much your feet would squish around in their own sweat! Gross.
“Do as I say, and not as I do. . . . “
It’s practically the motto of this administration. . . .
Just goes to show she’s stupid. Nobody with half a brain would pay that kind of money for those shoes.
Umm, I’m pretty sure WE, as in taxpayers, paid for those. The joke is on us.
Someone stole half of her shoes.
I doubt Mrs. Omama is paying for all her duds, will these be listed on gifts and contributions to the first family per law? Will our diligent national press look into who is funding her lavish lifestyle and what is the perk the funder is after? I hold my breath while waiting for the news.
I could cut some toes out of some sneakers down at the Outlet Mall for a lot less.
Despicable. Those shoes are truly UGLY, by the way... I wouldn’t pay 99 cents for ‘em.
CONFUCIUS SAY: 1/2 a shoe better than no shoe at all..
I didn’t know they made womens shoes that big.
She’s stepping on a man-hole cover. hehehe Poetic justice?
well, that ‘splains the remnants from the discarded curtain pile at the Dollar Store...
$635 for that?! How much is coming back in campaign contributions???
I think she does this conspicuously and on purpose, to appeal to the MTV Cribs mentality of so many sheeple.
BTW, only a complete moron would pay that amount for one pair of shoes...even if she is ‘movin on up’
I was thinking that too. Then blisters set in...
By the way she carries herself, I think those itsy bitsy straps would not last a day.
Kind of reminds me of The Little Tramp, only with the top of the shoe peeled completely off.
It also would help, I would guess, not being a fashion maven, to have cute little toes if you are going to wear something like this. Obviously not the case here.
And another question. When these end up on the Goodwill shoe table, would a Goodwill shopper go for them?
Or. . .perhaps, more to truth; it is at least, 'first why' we do not want Liberals White House. The biggest hypocrits of all. 'Blessing the little people' while devouring the higher trappings of power and with insatiable appetites.
Woe abounds; when both MO's meet in one man - and his wife. . .
A lot of people are talkin about elitism and all that. But let me tell you who me and Barack are so you're not confused. Yeah, I went to Princeton and Harvard but the lense through which I see the world is the lense I grew up with. I'm the product of a workin class upbringin. I grew up on the South Side of Chicago...
She's using her tough girl's voice. PHONY!
Overall impression with print dress is that only market basket on head is missing, IMHO.
I don’t recall EVER seeing an uglier dress. It looks like its parts were found in some ghetto rag bag.
I guarantee you she didn’t pay for any of it!
And it doesn’t matter if they are supposed to pay. It doesn’t mean these people follow any damn rules, laws, etc.!
I have had all the lectures I intend to take from jack*ss BIG EARS and his unfashionable wife BIG FOOT.
Just because something cost a lot of money doesn’t mean it’s fashionable especially when Michelle Obama is wearing it.
Ma Belle fashion ping!
Waiting for the media to excoriate her as they did Nancy Reagan
She is truly the ugliest woman I have ever had the displeasure to look upon.
I thought that Jacqueline broad was over rated, but this one...damn!
"Coyote" also comes to mind.
Those are some ugly shoes. I have big feet and I tell you the ONLY reason I would consider something like those is because my feet were too big for anything else.
No tax...remember Demoncrats don’t pay taxes.
My husband can vouch for the fact that “I looove shoes”. I would not put those shoes on my doggie. They are heinous and the designer should be slapped and sterilized.
Another thread where I am ROFLMAO!
Do these people have any idea what a joke they are to sane Americans?
Sick joke, but a joke nonetheless.
Whats a few K out of billions? Besides, nobody will notice until the year 2034.
I would never have thought to bind my shoes with a Band-Aid, but I will have to remember such a clever trick!
This designer, the same one who made the “half shoes” earlier in the year, must be on some really good drugs.
Ick. Who the crap gives this woman fashion advice, Elmo?
635 BUCKS FOR THOSE??
These people not only classless, they’re idiots.
Why does the phrase “Let them eat cake” and visions of guillotines keep running through my head?
They are hideous. Can someone help this woman? She's really got a lot going for her, her height and athleticism. Why does she appear in public in such garish, ugly regalia?
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