Footwear Trend Alert: Pay Hundreds of Dollars for Shoes That Look Used

These sneakers are filthy, frayed, rumpled, and available at Barneys for $565. Welcome to the new luxury shoe market.

Perhaps the appeal is that rich people want to attain a certain dressed-down, more-casual-than-casual look but are simply too rich to actually get dirty or have to walk enough to break in a single pair of shoes, especially when they have so many other shoes to wear. So now designers are apparently going after that very specific demographic, attaching hefty price tags so that everyone knows that the shoes are supposed to look smelly and used.

Footwear Trend Alert: Pay Hundreds of Dollars for Shoes That Look Used

Converse, which are typically in the $30 to $40 range, are now producing limited edition "distressed" sneakers for about $310.

Footwear Trend Alert: Pay Hundreds of Dollars for Shoes That Look Used

You can also get dirty, stained knock-off Vans slip-ons for $521.

Footwear Trend Alert: Pay Hundreds of Dollars for Shoes That Look Used

But expensive garbage shoes aren't limited to sneakers. You can also get loafers for for $595.

Footwear Trend Alert: Pay Hundreds of Dollars for Shoes That Look Used

Or some used-illusion military boots for $1,139.34 (left) or a bargain at $255 (right).

Footwear Trend Alert: Pay Hundreds of Dollars for Shoes That Look Used

These oxfords don't even come with laces. They are $720.

Footwear Trend Alert: Pay Hundreds of Dollars for Shoes That Look Used

We all know how difficult and time consuming it is to get white suede boots dirty. Thankfully, you can just go to Barneys and get these for $1,250.

Footwear Trend Alert: Pay Hundreds of Dollars for Shoes That Look Used

They actually make these distressed-sole Isabel Marant ($790) boots look pristine by comparison.

Footwear Trend Alert: Pay Hundreds of Dollars for Shoes That Look Used

These junkers are practically a steal at $278.

Footwear Trend Alert: Pay Hundreds of Dollars for Shoes That Look Used

But nobody does filthy shoes better than Golden Goose, whose signature look seems to be highway-shoulder-mystery-shoe. These are $1,080.

Footwear Trend Alert: Pay Hundreds of Dollars for Shoes That Look Used

And these are on sale for $783.94.