“While volunteering Wednesday at a D.C. food bank, the First Lady sported her usual J.Crew cardigan, a pair of utilitarian capri pants and, on her feet, a sneaky splurge: trainers that go for $540,” the article reports.
Of the now-controversial metallic Lanvin trainers, blogger UpscaleHype writes, “I think these are cute for the ladies and I love the jumbo laces. I’m really feeling the soft touch the colors give off, it’s perfect for a women. It almost looks like these sneakers should be packaged with a free sample bar of Dove soap.”
Whether or not it’s appropriate for the First Lady to do charity work in pricey footwear is a matter to be debated by the political pundits. (In my opinion, at least she’s doing charity work — doesn’t really matter how discount one’s footwear is if it’s not being worn to do a good cause. Just sayin.) So for those who want to follow in Obama’s footsteps, here a few budget-minded options, found on Zappos:
The WNBA-meets-the Sugar Plum Fairy Adidas Nizza Hi Sleek in mauve and silver; the classic sporty Geox D Snake 25 in bronze and silver; old school Puma-reminiscent PF-Flyers in slate; and the cute, zipper-embellished low-top Delia by Juicy Couture, in tote pink.