Michelle Obama Sports $540 Sneakers At The Food Bank

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While we love First Lady Michelle Obama and her affinity for J. Crew cardies (note the argyle number she dons below), we have to question her judgment on these overpriced kicks she wore to the Capitol Area Food Bank in DC. To the untrained eye, they appear to be your standard $40 canvas sneakers, but upon closer inspection, they’re Lanvins detailed with satin and grosgrain ribbon laces, and will run you a hefty $540-$565 at Barneys. Co-volunteer Jill Biden was no slouch as she sported a preppy look complete with Tory Burch flats. While it’s a tad tactless to wear shoes that could feed a family for a month to a food bank, at least she’s not in a skirt suit and heels.

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[Source: Buzzfeed; Photo: Getty Images]