I wonder what it’s like, you know … to be able to appreciate shoes that cost upwards of 3,000 USD.
Americans – and it seems CNN’s Piers Morgan – have some sort of fascination with what celebrities wear, and of course, celebrity-status is applied to politicians and the wives of politicians. In this case … the first lady. From the National Review.
While discussing Michelle Obama’s shoes, a pair by designer Jimmy Choo, [CNN’s Piers] Morgan enthusiastically praised the selection: “As a man, who regularly buys Jimmy Choos, because I appreciate female shoes, Jimmy Choo is the best in the world right now and another great choice by the First Lady.”
Who the hell are these people? A quick Google search for ‘Jimmy Choo shoes’ provides a promising list of choices for the Morgan/Obama crowd, with women’s pairs starting at only $449. Many are $800 and there is a pair listed for $2,995. My guess is Obama’s choice was not an off-the-shelf pair, more likely a custom one-off design, but as near as I can tell, similar Choo shoes to what the first lady wore cost $600.
I have a very difficult time spending $100 on my running shoes once a year, and don’t get me started on the UnderArmor underwear I like … they cost $28 a pair. (OK … too much information.)
Do I have an issue with how much money people like Morgan spend on clothes? No, I don’t, it’s there money. I do have a problem when the same people buying and or wearing Jimmy Choo shoes complain about “exorbitant” corporate profits, big oil profits, slave labor around the world or my choice to drive an SUV?
What do you think?