We’ve seen plenty of fashion crazes over the years but this is the first time we’ve seen mass production of $10,000 boots that are practically sold out. If you have any type of social media account it would be hard to miss the slow-mo video’s of Saint Laurent’s crystal boots making their way down the runway. The way they catch the light is pretty specular.
We knew right away that they would be expensive. The $10,000 price tag was hardly surprising. It was only a matter of time until a designer shoe hit the five-figure price tag. What’s most surprising is that the boots are practically sold out.
Over at Saks Fifth Avenue there is only a size 36 available. At Barneys you can preorder a size 39. Net-A-Porter is completely sold out but you can put your name on the waiting list for when they are restocked. Fwrd has the biggest size range, with 37, 38 and 40s still available.
It’s hard to believe anyone can rationalize $10,000 boots but they aren’t the most absurd items we’ve seen for sale. It just seems like it would make more sense to buy a disco ball or a nice diamond– for that matter.