Would YOU pay £70 for shoes that look dirty? Shoppers mock new faux filthy Converse trainers that cost MORE than the price of a clean pair
- Converse is being mocked for unveiling a pair of ‘dirty’ Low Top sneakers for £70
- Chuck Taylor All Star Basic Wash have been designed to have a vintage look
- Social media users have spotted the style costs more than a clean Classic pair
Shoppers have taken to social media to mock a pair of trainers that have been designed to look dirty, before they’ve been worn.
Converse has unveiled Chuck Taylor All Star Basic Wash sneakers for £70, describing the style as an aged version of its Chuck Taylor All Star Classics.
Re-imagining the Classic £52 trainers that the shoe brand is known for, the latest style has dark patches across the shoe and laces for a vintage appearance.
Social media users have mocked the design, asking if they would be able to sell their own old pairs of Low Top Converses for £70.
Converse are selling a pair of trainers (pictured) that appear aged for £70 on their UK website, describing the look as vintage, straight out of the box
Chuck Taylor All Star Basic Wash sneakers (pictured) are currently available in navy and grey/white
Posting on Twitter, one person wrote: ‘Converse is selling intentionally dirty trainers for £70. I have a pair of dirty Converse which is used primarily just for gardening. They even have a hole in the sole. Yours for £70.’
‘I’ve also got an old pair, they also smell – I wonder if I could get an extra £10 for added authenticity,’ another said.
Converse describes its Chuck Taylor All Stars online as the ‘most iconic sneakers in the world’, highlighting how they’ve been worn for generations.
The American shoe manufacturer claims the style was created for the court but has been ‘adopted by rebels, rockers, rappers, artists, dreamers, thinkers and originals’, as a celebration of personal style and self-expression.
Explaining the decision to revamp the style, the brand wrote: ‘Skip the break-in period. A dirty wash treatment gives these classic Chucks a vintage look, straight out of the box.’
Social media users have mocked the new release, after spotting that it costs more than the brand’s Chuck Taylor All Star Classic (pictured)
Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Basic Wash (pictured) are the latest shoes designed to look dirty, following the 2017 luxury brand trend for ‘ugly sneakers’
The Chuck Taylor All Star Basic Wash sneakers come a few years after luxury brands including Balenciaga, Vetements and Gucci debuted trainers that seem pre-loved on their catwalks.
Unimpressed by the design, Twitter users likened the trend to the popularity of ripped jeans.
One person wrote: ‘Having a pair of dirty Converse is the absolute worst. Baffled as to why anyone would buy them like that.’
‘Love this… ripped jeans, filthy footwear… what next? Armpit sweat stained t-shirt? As my mum always said, ‘more money than sense,” another said.
A third added: ‘The worst part is that they are actually about double the amount of dirty you’d ever want your Converse to be.’
A stream of social media users mocked the design, questioning if they’re old pairs of Converse sneakers could be worth £70
Made from Rubber and cotton, Converse also offers the Basic Wash sneakers in hi-top for £282 at FarFetch.
The trendsetting brand divided shoppers earlier this year when it unveiled a collection of trainers aimed at brides.
The shoes were billed as ideal for tying the knot in style and comfort.
Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Basic Wash Hi-Top sneakers cost an eye watering £282, made from rubber and cotton
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