Monday Morning Price Shock!

Ann Demeulemeester Sneaker   Grotesquely Overpriced!

Manolo says, it is not often that the price of the designer shoe can make the Manolo gasp. This Ann Demeulemeester sneaker has occasioned one such response.

21 Responses to “Monday Morning Price Shock!”

  1. deja pseu March 17, 2008 at 8:40 am #

    Ugly AND outrageously overpriced…ooh, sign me up! (not!) :-p

  2. Rita March 17, 2008 at 9:40 am #

    Now that’s just silly!!!!!

  3. Running With Heels March 17, 2008 at 9:48 am #

    Wow, that does not seem like a Saks shoe at all!

    I assume that this shoe will experience a significant price drop in order for Saks to finally get that thing out of their stores.

  4. Gigi March 17, 2008 at 9:48 am #

    For $680 I want something pretty!

  5. Rondi March 17, 2008 at 9:52 am #

    Gigi,
    For $680 I want *several* pretty somethings! (o:

  6. chaser March 17, 2008 at 10:01 am #

    I don’t understand Ann Demeulemeester in general. Looking at the rest of her offerings, it’s yawn city. These sneakers are ugly; then she’s got some black strappy mules. Wowhowdy now there’s something you can’t find everywhere. I remember looking at some of her other stuff at Barney’s or somewhere and there was a combat boot, and I remember thinking “Doc Martens from 1992.” Maybe her parents are rich or have influence or something, but this isn’t the first time I’ve looked at her stuff and asked how stupid, exactly, did this person get to the level where somebody think it’s ok to try to sell her stuff for the same price as a pair of Louboutins?

  7. Jen March 17, 2008 at 10:59 am #

    These are black Converse, no? PF Flyers? Scam!

  8. La Petite Acadienne March 17, 2008 at 11:19 am #

    You could get the beautiful patent-leather Mary Jane by the Maestro Manolo for less than that, with enough left over for the classic, perfect Chuck Taylors. Shame on you, Ann Demeulemeester.

  9. texasexile March 17, 2008 at 12:53 pm #

    Someone’s been hitting the crack pipe.

  10. oakling March 17, 2008 at 2:16 pm #

    They’re black SUEDE converse. Biiiiiiiig difference. With a designer name and a wacky off-center lace-up… situation. I tell you, for $680 I expected them to be, like, made of organic bamboo and recycled tires and hand-crushed diamonds. Crushed from COAL.

  11. Dianne March 17, 2008 at 2:32 pm #

    I have a pair so close to those, sorry to say they’re Plain Old Converse One Stars, I paid $39.90 at Good Old Nordstrom during an Anniversary Sale.

    And I prefer them. Mark me down as not caring if some ‘designer’ slaps their name on them, that just makes it more ridiculous.

  12. Bridey March 17, 2008 at 3:40 pm #

    I’m a good capitalist, for the most part, who believes things are worth whatever someone will pay for them. And, you know, somebody does have to support the wildly expensive shoe business.

    But, in this instance, I don’t care how many people there are who are dumb enough to fork over the money: $680 is just too damn much to pay for these stupid shoes.

  13. tiggy March 17, 2008 at 4:30 pm #

    Oh, HELL no.

  14. me March 17, 2008 at 5:44 pm #

    How different are those from Chuck Taylors?

  15. roz March 17, 2008 at 5:52 pm #

    YIKES
    I no longer think the pink shoes are the ugliest shoes on the planet.

  16. Noga March 17, 2008 at 7:11 pm #

    I’m disappointed. I thought the Manolo was practically UNshockable when it comes to shoe pricing. When I read of his gasp, I expected something like $2,680!

  17. raincoaster March 17, 2008 at 8:30 pm #

    Isn’t she Belgian? I lived there when I was little and I can tell you they have an amazing knack of appearing perfectly sane while all being 100% loopy. It must be the beer.

  18. bape March 19, 2008 at 1:49 am #

    Love the crossover design with the laces. As for the shoes. No Comment!

  19. Jane March 19, 2008 at 1:05 pm #

    “There’s a sucker born every minute” (might as well been said by this Ann Demented-person.)

  20. Anonymous July 18, 2008 at 4:04 pm #

    Personally i love the ann demeulemeester kitten heel mules so much that money is errelevent, and i aint got none ..money that is but i sure as hell got me a pair o those mules! but yea these flats are v silly -im converse all the way (except for the fact that they are now owned by nike-pooh).

  21. James August 17, 2008 at 10:21 pm #

    Maybe “pretty” is not the point?