High-fashion brand Balenciaga has launched a brand-new pair of sneakers which are making some waves on the internet. And not for the right reasons. The brand which prides itself on pushing the boundaries may have just pushed it far enough with its new ‘Paris Sneaker.’

The company will sell you its new collection in both high top and mule variety, retailing for $1850 (Rs 1.42 lakh). But what’s more interesting about the pair is that they look rather…worn out. 

However, even if they do not look like they’d withstand your daily commute, Balenciaga claims that they are “meant to be worn for a lifetime.” 

As far as design inspirations are concerned, the brand claims its new series is “a retooled classic design which interprets mid-century athleticism and timeless casual wear in black, white, or red, with a white rubber sole and toe with distressed canvas and rough edges, affecting a pre-worn look.”

The Balenciaga ‘Paris’ sneakers will be limited to 100 pairs and will officially release on May 16. The internet obviously had a field day with the news. Here are some reactions: 

( Image credits: Balenciaga )