Diddy's $500 18K Gold Sneakers

06/28/2007 at 11:00 AM ET

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During his performance of “Last Night” at the BET Awards on Tuesday night, Diddy was blinged out as usual: diamonds in his ears, a chain around his neck — even down to his feet. The hip-hop star was rocking a pair of Upper Echelon Shoes on his feet, complete with 18K gold chain shoelaces. And it’s not the first time Diddy has worn the haute sneakers — he rocked two pairs of UES while filming videos in L.A. recently. Expect to see the $500 sneakers showing up on some other showy feet — Grandmaster Flash and Mariah Carey, who purchased a pair for LA Reid’s son Aaron as a present, are also said to be fans of the brand. Nicholas McDonnough, manager of the East Hampton store Blue & Cream, where Mariah ordered the $500 shoes, tells PEOPLE, “If you’re into sneakers you want something really different and new — and nobody’s seen everything like that before. [People are] pretty impressed when they see it.” Want a pair for yourself? Click here to find a retailer nearest you.

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AnnieJ on

You say “haute”, I say “tacky”.

Alice on

I agree with AnnieJ, there is nothing “haute” about them. They are straight up gaudy.

Maria on

One Word: TACKY!!

Meredith on

What a wonderful example of how stars waste their money.

kayla on

i would wear those!!!!!

Katelyn on

I don’t care how much money they have, they are still ugly. Why pay that much for shoes when they are going to get dirty and you are going to out-grow them.

princess marcella on

whats the big deal about $500 for those, thats cheap! I just bought 3 pairs of chanel shoes 1700 and christian louboutin 890. i’am 13 and i dont see why people r freaking out about $500

Angel on

I agree they are overall tasteless; money doesn’t necessarily buy class which many of
these entertainers seem to lack

Puff Daddy, Puffy, P Diddy or whatever his current name is, needs to loose the toothpicks that he constantly has in his mouth as well.

How classy is that?………LOL

AM on

Ha ha ha, princess marcella, you crack me up. Such a cutie. I bet you’ll grow up to be a wonderful BIG girl one day. I highly doubt you’re 13, and if you are, I feel sooooooo sorry for you.

Priscilla on

I agree with AM,

princess marcella you should try to put your efforts on something more productive, regardless of your age…

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