Back in September, the brand caused a minor controversy after a tweet highlighting its $585 Distressed Superstar sneakers went viral.
Critics argued that pricing sneakers with torn laces and duct-tape reinforcements at a premium was an instance of “poverty appropriation.” Some even likened the sneakers to Zoolander’s Derelict – a collection which Mugatu describes as “a way of life inspired by the homeless, the vagrants, the crack whores that make this city so unique.”
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