Those $540 Sneakers

Remember when Michelle Obama poo poo’d the Bush stimulus of $600 as nothing asking what could you buy with that, a pair of earrings? She got a little bit of criticism for that (although not from the MSM) when her husband’s big huge spendulus package contained a whooping $400 in tax relief. I guessed it could buy you an earring and a half. Evidently it can’t buy you a pair of shoes. At least not if you shop where Michelle Obama does.

Michelle Obama has taken casual to a haute new level.

While volunteering Wednesday at a D.C. food bank, the First Lady sported her usual J.Crew cardigan, a pair of utilitarian capri pants and, on her feet, a sneaky splurge: trainers that go for $540.

That’s right: These sneakers – suede, with grosgrain ribbon laces and metallic pink toe caps – are made by French design house Lanvin, one of fashion’s hottest labels. They come in denim and satin versions, and have been a brisk seller all spring.

They’re out of stock at posh Meatpacking District boutique Jeffrey, and Barneys New York boasts a limited selection of the sneaks, which are a cult favorite among fashionistas.

It’s likely Michelle got hers through Ikram, the Chicago retailer that often outfits her.

“They’re shoes,” the First Lady’s reps sniffed when curious reporters inquired about the fancy footwear.
Can you imagine a more perfect example of being completely out of touch? Especially considering we are experiencing the worst economy since the Great Depression, or whatever it is being compared to these days.

Update: My friend Susan says “Hey Michelle, It’s a recession! Keds cost $35.”

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