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Why These Converse Kicks at Just One Eye Cost $25,000

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Image via Just One Eye
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If those $55k backpacks aren't any indication, golden turban winner Just One Eye is the place to go if you're looking to give up your hard-earned gold for big-ticket style. True to their high-rolling ways, the essential boutique recently commissioned NYC pop art star Nate Lowman to partake in possibly one of the most pricey DIY projects involving Converse kicks. The result: A collection of seriously upcycled vintage '70s Chucks—with each pair costing a cool $25,000.

So why the big money tag? As the luxe shop explains, the artist painstakingly hand-cut one of his own oil paintings to create as many pairs (eight, to be exact) of limited-edition sneakers as possible; 13 more were crafted from Lowman's drop cloth. Apparently, each pair took over 180 hours to complete. Whoa, indeed.

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