Are these bizarre $1.2K Dolce & Gabbana drawstring shoes your ‘bag’?
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Are these bizarre $1.2K Dolce & Gabbana drawstring shoes your ‘bag’?

Mar 13, 2023

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Dolce & Gabbana's newest footwear would resemble a black garbage bag if not for the trainer soles. For just $1,200, the designer drawstring sneaks can be yours – really, a two-for-one deal considering it has the function of a shoe with the capability of a sack.

Described as "futuristic," the Italian fashion house claims the Nappa-effect Wave mid-top sneakers – a mouth full of a name – meshes style with the "metaverse," creating a marriage of "timeless" and "contemporary."

But it appears fashionistas aren't exactly clamoring to get their hands – nor feet – on the kicks. Online, sneakerheads have mocked the bizarre shoes, according to Jam Press.

"D&G sneaker and bag in one," one person wrote.

"Perhaps they’re for people who don't want to try trotting in high heels," another joked.

Dolce & Gabbana has long been linked to the Kardashian-Jenner family, as multiple sisters have appeared in their apparel and ads over the years.

True to the design of the drawstring shoes, the luxe brand's various styles are not always practical. Kim Kardashian has even been caught tripping – while dripping in designer –apparently unable to get up a staircase wearing a D&G frock.

But the fashion powerhouse has not been controversy-averse. In fact, the design duo lean into it.

Stefano Gabbana once called popstar, actress and beauty brand founder Selena Gomez "ugly," while Domenico Dolce faced backlash after dubbing children born from in-vitro fertilization as "synthetic," in the context of adoptions by same-sex parents.

In 2015, the brand ran an ad that seemed to allude to "gangbangs," per enraged Twitter users, and just four years later was again embroiled in controversy when leaked messages from Gabbana revealed offensive language towards the people of China.

Despite arguing his account was hacked and issuing a formal apology online, they were "canceled" by the fashion community – well, as canceled as one of the largest fashion houses can be.

The brand's founders are estimated to be worth over $2 billion each, according to Forbes, as they continue to dress the Hollywood elite for major events, such as the Oscars.

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