$19,000 Shoelaces. WTH?

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24 Karat Gold ShoelacesYou've read about the $39,000 backpack. And the $51,000 manicure.

Well now, allow me to introduce you to the $19,000 shoelaces.

What makes these shoelaces worth $19,000, you ask?

Find out after the jump!

For one thing, these shoelaces are 24-karat gold.

For another, according to the Today show website, each set was made using "ancient, artisan jewelry techniques ... handmade by Colombian workers and takes 120 hours to produce."

Best of all, you don't have to worry about your next-door neighbor getting a pair just like yours -- production is limited to ten pairs, and one has already been sold, according to Today, to "someone in the rap industry."

I'm putting my money on Jay-Z.

If you decide to buy a pair of these luxurious laces, they will be delivered by security and laced for you anywhere in the world.

Now that's what I call service!

And if you can't afford the gold laces, don't despair! You can get a much more reasonable pair of silver laces for just $3,000.

Want some?


Image via Mr. Kennedy

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SandM... SandMsMama

Whyyyyyyy oh why America. we have trillions in government debt, and yet, people are out buying these.. probably on a credit card...

nonmember avatar Sasha Henke

I often find myself moaning about people who wear a Rolex and drive Ferrari ("I'm not agaibst luxury but nothing you drive should cost as much as building an orphanage"). I guess my line of argument is going to become more interesting. ffs!

nonmember avatar Tara

No way...Jay-Z has to start saving for the upcoming baby. I'm putting my money on Kanye.

sodapple sodapple

I hope they are paying good money to those colombian workers. Just saying.

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