Daylight Robbery: Augusta’s $1,794 dumpster boots

How much would you give us for a pair of boots that look like this, readers?

How about $1,794? Does that sound good to you? No? But… but…they’re DESIGNER! We know they LOOK like someone just dug them out of the dumpster, but they are, in fact, brand, spanking new, and the product of a creative process so unique that they were deemed to be worth the best part of $2,000.

Either that or they’re made from unicorn skin.

We have to admit, though, if these boots were in front of us right now, we’d probably slip one of them on, and use it to kick ourselves hard for not coming up with this idea first. Seriously: imagine if you were able to convince people to spend $1,700 on a pair of old boots! Think of the money you could make from dumpster diving! Yes, if Augusta really are able to persuade people to part with that much money, for something that looks like this, then we feel we have to take our hats off to them. That’s the kind of persuasive power you really don’t want to mess with. We wonder if they’d be interested in joining the force?

Get the boots here.

13 Comments

  • January 19, 2010

    Moni

    You may call me narrow-minded, but if I’m supposed to spend a fortune on a “designer” item, I expect that item to be the most special, glamourous, extravagant thing ever, so people would know that it’s a designer item.
    This, however, fulfills none of the requirements. In fact it’s an ordinary worn-out shoe that most people wouldn’t even notice if it were new. So why should I buy it?!

    On top of that I do own a pair of very similar shoes, 15 years old, worn almost constantly, that still looks way better than this!

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  • January 19, 2010

    EricB

    If they were a piece by a fine artist, I could understand the price, but alas, as a common item to wear, the price is outrageous, especially considering how ugly they are.

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  • January 19, 2010

    yvonne

    Daylight is right!!!!!!! LOL

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  • January 19, 2010

    Brie

    Damn…just go to second hand sores and get slightly worn boots and destress them yourself!

    No way I would pay that much for those boots.
    .-= Brie´s last blog ..Fleece Lining Again! =-.

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  • January 19, 2010

    Nadili

    Zoolander’s Mugatu would be so proud. Very “Derelicte”.

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  • January 19, 2010

    ShoeHunting

    I only buy designer shoes that are gorgeous and out-of-this world beautiful…these beat-up boots aren’t even worth a penny!!! Hideous.
    .-= ShoeHunting´s last blog ..Golden Globes 2010 Shoe Crush: Sophia Bush’s Aruna Seth Wedges =-.

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  • January 19, 2010

    Rock Hyrax

    Now you know what to wear with that Comme des Garcons outfit…

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  • January 20, 2010

    EvilDolly

    I see what they did there. They’re shoes for rich bankers who’ve made a killing from the recession… they can wear these to blend in with the jobless masses but still drop a fortune on new shoes. All they have to do is point to their shoes, “Look, I haven’t bought new shoes since the 1930s! I’m worse off than you!”

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  • January 20, 2010

    All Women Stalker

    I can’t believe they actually came up with this animosity! Why don’t I just go dumpster diving myself and find boots like these. Or steal them off some hobo’s feet.

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  • January 20, 2010

    All Women Stalker

    Ooops. Before someone notices, I’ll call myself on my mistake. I meant to say anomaly rather than animosity. O.o

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  • January 23, 2010

    Corella

    i’d rather go to goodwill and find a pair for about 3.50$….20 years old, worn in and looking just like this…yeah retarded…

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  • January 25, 2010

    Sibylla

    I really like the boots. They look comfortable, and I like the kind of grungy worn look.

    However, they look awfully similar to the pair of 5-year-old desert boots I have that I paid $15 for. I don’t get why people pay a lot of money to look grungy and worn-out. It’s just pre-ripped jeans, only worse.

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  • March 9, 2010

    IwasFramed

    LOL, It’s so hard to find bump toe boots that aren’t “military issued” and steel toed. Yes, they are ridiculously expensive but I do love the look. I want a pair like these but can’t imagine selling a kidney to buy em. I’m just saying.

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