Gladiator Converse Sneakers

As if.

($150,   Shopbop)

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42 Responses to Gladiator Converse Sneakers

  1. Cheraya says:

    Those are fucking preposterous.
    What kind of daft prat pays that much money for destroyed cons?

  2. WendyB says:

    I will pass on those.

  3. Faux Fuchsia says:

    Again, I am Hardcore Weeping for the Future.

    Is this what footwear’s come to?

  4. I’ll bet they were accidentally inspired by some 14 yo kid who ripped his cons in the mosh at My Chemical Romance and the trend spotters just couldn’t help themselves…

  5. enna. says:

    Whaaaaaat.

    $150, seriously? I could do that with some new Chucks and a pair of scissors. And that’s assuming somebody would actually WANT those shoes.

  6. Bevitron says:

    Back when I grew my first bunions and wasn’t used to them yet and I walked and jogged and whatnot, I developed these colossal blisters on top of the bunions, so I ripped up an old pair of hi-top Reeboks to wear to take the pressure off in various spots while things healed up. Eventually, after much abuse, they wound up looking a whole lot like that. I wonder if I could get 150 for them – they’re much more fierce and – what was the word, curated, or something? – than the Converses. And FAR more hideous.

  7. Alicia says:

    Disgusting. Really.

  8. Dru says:

    They expect people to pay for those? (I weep for Converse)

  9. Maybe I have no sense of style, but I actually kind of like these. Still, I wouldn’t pay that much for them when I could do the same damn thing myself at home.

  10. Hideous crap shoes says it all.

  11. Dru says:

    Like The Raisin Girl says, I could well do the same thing at home (again: they expect people to pay money for those?).

  12. OMGGMAB says:

    I can cut up my kid’s old high top converse and create this look for free! But why?

  13. boops says:

    um, no.

  14. Ann says:

    Let’s see…do I pay my electric bill, or buy the most ridiculous pair of Chucks ever to exist. Hm. I’ll take paying the electric bill, thanks.

  15. Jenny Dunville says:

    Lov them as I have loved ALL incarnations of the CT hightop sneak. In high school we customized our own w/markers. Bought them for abt $8 a pair. These are a very “American” shoe, 1st intro’d in 1910 although probably now made in China. I’ll be making my own.

  16. Jill says:

    I never jumped on the gladiator bandwagon…these are so ugly and stupid and a waste of man power.

  17. Ash says:

    Whoever did that to their new Chucks is sooo going to get grounded.

  18. dust says:

    Hey, I saw a DIY version of them on the streets of Amsterdam! They were uglier than than these, if that is possible…

  19. Lizzifer says:

    Post mountain lion attack.

  20. Julia says:

    I never could get on the converse train, not even at the best of times (the best of times being high school, when the “cool kids” wore them and maybe somewhere deep down I wanted to look like that, too). But this caboose is perhaps the crappiest iteration yet. No.

  21. theresa says:

    erin wasson approves.

  22. Leslie H. says:

    ..Wow. Is the product description as scintillating as the product itself?

    “What Comes Around Goes Around” indeed.

  23. You’ve got to be kidding me! sheesh.

  24. Aja says:

    Once again Sister Wolf has called something to my attention which makes my eyes bleed.

  25. kate says:

    Shopbop is squirreling away the real merchandise and trying to pass off their models’ castoffs …again!

  26. GLC says:

    You couldn’t wear socks with them and I imagine these shoes would give my wussy feet some nasty friction burns.

  27. hammie says:

    Gladiator = Cankles. xx

  28. Kathleen the Great says:

    Hmm, if they came in black… no, still no…

  29. do these come in thigh-high?

  30. Hahaha! $150? That’s hysterical.

  31. Aimee says:

    This will make my husband cringe.

  32. The Starling says:

    I’ve just thrown up a little bit.

  33. rzstr says:

    I love these. I think they are awesome and will be purchasing. Thought about doing myself- but looks like it may be a little complicated to get them looking halfway even and frayed. I LOVE What goes around comes around. Not many small vintage designer companies around. Just thought i’d make a positive comment since everyone else hates them so much(:

  34. Sister Wolf says:

    rzstr – Ha! You obviously work for WGCA. Unless you are simply a person who loves overpriced stuff??

  35. It doesnt matter as long as you DIY and take ownership of the project, right! 🙂 Here are other types of converse sneakers that have been customized, and honestly, some of them look actually really good: http://fashionableearth.org/blog/2010/03/01/converse/

  36. I have been addicted to this beautiful article!I have added an extract on my website and linked it back to you. I hope you discover an answer to the mystery of the sneakers!

  37. I love these. I think they are awesome and will be purchasing. Thought about doing myself- but looks like it may be a little complicated to get them looking halfway even and frayed. I LOVE What goes around comes around. Not many small vintage designer companies around. Just thought i’d make a positive comment since everyone else hates them so much

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