Would you pay $900 for a pair of sneakers that looks like they are 10 years old and in desperate need of a cleaning?

Well the designers at Gucci are betting on the fact you will. The new shoes are called “Screener” sneakers and are actually priced at $870. Unless you want the high top version, in which case those will cost you another $60, priced at $930.

The latest trend is fashion in what the designers call “vintage” or “distressed”. But I just call them old.  Now don’t get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with an old pair of sneakers, I have several and they are usually my favorites. But I didn’t pay $870 for them, even when new.

I can’t say I’m a fan of this new product. I’m not a buyer, or even a looker. But Gucci says they are purposely made to look dirty, and believe it or not, they actually provide cleaning instructions in case the high-priced shoes actually get dirty!

That is my take. But lets take a look at what social media is saying about “Screeners”‘ and see what you think!

Rich Fields is a veteran radio broadcaster who is best known for having been the Announcer on the Price is Right. He is also an Emmy Award winning Meteorologist .