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Anastasia McInerney

An 11-year-old, secondhand pair of shoes is selling for $1,500. Cue heart palpitation.  

Listed on online menswear marketplace, Grailed, is an uber rare pair of Raf Simons x Colette x Comme Des Garçons x Vans shoes.

Let’s get this right. Colette, the three-floored Parisian clothing and accessory retailer, collaborated with Japanese fashion giant, Comme des Garçons. Logos from Belgian menswear designer, Raf Simons, were then used to create the slip-on with American brand, Vans. Talk about worldly. 

The shoe was designed for the 2005 opening of the Colette x Comme Des Garçons store in Japan, with only 100 ever produced.

The slip-ons feature graphics from Raf Simons’ S/S 2003 Consumed collection, with the logos ‘Refuse’, ‘Expendable’, ‘Chaos’, ‘π’ and ‘Amnesia’. 

With the box included, the unworn pair of slip-ons is museum-worthy. Apparently. 

So if you’re a US women’s size 6, dip into your savings and invest in a one-in-a-hundred pair of shoes.


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