The World’s Most Expensive Trainer
Even the least materialistic of us Joes can’t deny we love knowing about the world’s most expensive stuff – even if it’s just to mock. Well, last week the world’s most expensive trainers were announced and they’re valued at a cool $4 million – that’s around £2.75 million!
The trainers are a result of a collaboration between New York-based lifestyle brand Bicion and trainer designer Dan Gamache of Mache Customs Kicks. The team redesigned a Li-Ning Way of Wade trainer silhouette and gave it the bling treatment. They’re calling it ‘The Fire Monkey’ as a nod to Chinese New Year and the Year of the Monkey.
The colourway of The Fire Monkey is just dubbed ‘Chinese New Year’ and sees Blues, Whites and Golds donning the upper in a flower pattern. Of course, while Wade’s latest signature trainer isn’t the cheapest thing in the world, it still doesn’t quite hit the $4 million mark. So Bicion and Mache decided to decorate the sneaker with some gold and diamonds.
The treads features hundreds of carats of tailor-made White diamond pieces, as well as Blue sapphires in 18k gold, all in which were produced by Bicion’s in-house jewellery engineers. Additional features include a solid gold hang tag with the embossed logos of both Bicion and Mache Customs.
The Li Ning Way of Wade The Fire Monkey trainer is set to go for auction this week (Wednesday 23rd March) at the Dream Hotel in New York City. Proceeds from the sale will go to Soles4Souls, a non-profit global organisation which fights poverty by donating trainers to country around the world. We’ll keep you updated on how much it reaches!