Gucci are selling a pair of dirty trainers and they're ridiculously expensive
13 February 2019, 15:57
Haven't you heard? Filth is in.
Ever buy a pair of fresh, white trainers and spend the entire day avoiding dirt, mud and puddles? Well, no need to anymore. According to Gucci, dirty trainers are the future. The luxury fashion brand are now selling a pair of trainers that are deliberately grubby.
According to the product description, the Screener leather sneakers are inspired by vintage sportswear, for that, um, "distressed vintage feel". That's probably why they look like something you played PE in, and then forgot about, back in primary school.
Made in the finest Italian leather, the "white" battered trainers – which also come in blue – features Gucci's trademark red and green stripe running down the side, as well as their "G" monogram.
Oh, and the price? A steal at £615. It's okay, though, because if you'll remember Harry Styles wore them for his 2018 Gucci campaign, and if they're Harry-approved, who are we to argue, right?
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In the gardens of Villa Lante, @harrystyles is shot by @_glen_luchford in a twill jacket, silk crêpe shirt, wool mohair twill pants, and an aged gold headband with leaf and bow motifs. Discover more through link in bio. #GucciCruise19 Creative director: #AlessandroMichele Art director: @christophersimmonds
Well, the internet had a lil' something to say.
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— Vicki Ingham (@vicki_ingham) February 13, 2019
I don’t know whether to laugh or burn everything tbh https://t.co/PMve5JItPk— Jess Brammar (@jessbrammar) February 13, 2019
This is why fyre festival happened. This is why it’s the end of the road for the West.— Nimco Ali 🔻 (@NimkoAli) February 13, 2019
Gucci designer dirty trainers? GET IN THE SEA WITH THOSE AS WELL. pic.twitter.com/AV37Z2nYm3— Graham Stevenson (@newplanet) February 13, 2019
Dude...... Soon, t-shirts with pre-stained pits are going to be stylish, eh? https://t.co/sjd1s4TyGJ— Jacquelyn Braxton (@JacquelynsArt) February 13, 2019
In order to keep up with @gucci 's new trainers (approx £615) I've created a new range of Pre-Scuffed DIY Boots. A real bargain at only £745 (Box inlcuded). They come with a free pair of 'pre-wash' socks #ripoff #moremoneythansense pic.twitter.com/xJeVvy15DY— Paul Duncan (@PaulDuncan67) February 13, 2019
Don't have the cash to splash out on these but want the same dirty effect? Well, it's certainly achievable. Simply grab a pair of white trainers and rough them up, smash the backs down and slather them in mud. Basically everything your parents told you not to do.
Voila, you're en vogue for 2019.