Hermès Drops $400 Flip Flops That Will Help You Walk Out Of Wealth
By Yimin Huang, 03 Sep 2019
These rubber flip flops with thin soles designed by luxury brand Hermès are sold for a whopping £330 (US$445).
Despite the sophisticated product incorporating the use of “calfskin lining,” most people on social media failed to distinguish between these sandals and the typical US$10 flip flops. The only feature that puts these luxury sandals on edge is the small ‘H’ logo embroidered on the strap of each sandal.
Twitter users are expressing their candid sentiments with regards to the ridiculous pricing. One user complains, “They’re not special, but they cost 10 times a nice normal pair because f*** the poor.” Another compares the slippers to the ones seen in “the supermarket.” One user also jokes that the flip flops from Thailand look like they are from Hermès.
However, as sales rely on supply and demand principles, the fact that the sandals are still up on the brand’s website, available in multiple colors, probably goes to show there are willing buyers.
Image via Hermès
Few things more upsettingly establish the gap between the disgustingly rich and the rest of us than a $500 pair of Hermès flip flops. They’re not special, but they cost 10 times a nice normal pair because fuck the poor.— Charlie Whiskey (@CharlieWhiskeyR) August 25, 2019
Lol I just realised my jute flip flops which I got for just 100 bucks in Thailand look like the ones that Hermès make 😆— Ajmira (@Soberphobiccc) July 10, 2019
£335 for a pair of Hermes flip-flops? How soon before their marketing people start calling them -flops?https://t.co/KvqCeHsva5— vincent hefter (@vincenthefter) September 3, 2019
[via Metro UK, images via Hermès]
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