Days after fashion company Gucci was slammed for a “racist blackface sweater”, the Italian luxury brand is again facing flak for a pair of shoes worn out “dirty” trainers. Described as ‘A pastiche of different influences that span across decades’ and ‘materials inspired by vintage sportswear’, the sneakers are priced at £ 615 (INR 57,078).
The shoe, which features the Gucci’s vintage logo and has an allover distressed effect is what caught people’s attention. “What do you make of these ‘dirty’ trainers Gucci are selling for a mere £615? Bargain, right?!” tweeted Jeremy Vine along with a picture of the shoes.
— Jeremy Vine On 5 (@JeremyVineOn5) February 13, 2019
Many agreed with Vine and went on to troll the fashion company for its highly priced shoes. While some were shocked, others were quick to mock the brand for catering to the rich. “I wouldn’t pay £615 for any trainers never mind some that look like they have been worn by someone for the last 6 months while working in a field,” read one of the many comments on the post.
The Emperor has new clothes – ridiculous! pic.twitter.com/bRjccd3oYH
— Sue Atkins (@SueAtkins) February 13, 2019
I’m sure these fashion designers do ridiculously styled things for publicity. Anyone stupid enough to buy them needs to seek out a good Psychologist.
— Lorraine (@lorraney) February 13, 2019
errr …. ‘obscene’ ? … ‘profligate’ ?… ‘idiocy’ ?
— Maggie Aitch (@FreeBesieged) February 13, 2019
— geraldine hilder (@GeraldineHilder) February 13, 2019
That looks like the trainer I lost in the river Thames 37 years ago #jeremyvineon5
— John.andrews (@Andrews29John) February 13, 2019
— 👀 Diana🌙 🔮 (@minxed59) February 13, 2019