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