Modern Warfare Week

$410 Desert Boots

No, these aren’t some ubercool performance packed combat boots but rather haute couture. Fashion designer Mark McGrath has taken the classic brothel creeper design and slathered it in MultiCam goodness. They aren’t even being marketed as genuine MultiCam which confirms that the pattern was chosen as a generic ‘camo’ pattern rather than for its attributes and that even though MultiCam is more famous than he is, it’s taking a back seat to his name. What’s worse, they are being advertised as canvas but the material is obviously issue NYCO. Think about how well NYCO holds up and then consider having shoes made from it.

That’s right, $410 bucks for NYCO wallabys. These really no good reason for the price other than the connection with McGrath. So next time you see an expensive piece of kit on SSD that actually incorporates innovation and performance into its DNA, think that some chump is paying $410 for a pair of shoes my parents used to buy for me at Kenney Shoes for about $20, sans the MultiCam.

7 Responses to “$410 Desert Boots”

  1. Badjujuu says:

    And you know, some hipster with more money than brains bought them.

  2. K' says:

    Looks like NYCO on canvas.

    It’s also still crap.

  3. Strike-Hold says:

    “A fool and his money soon go separate ways.”

  4. Brandon says:

    Wow… This guy is rediculous. He is the reason why so many Americans call “fashion” a joke. Because you throw out quality, reliability, practicality and usefulness in the name of being different or flamboyent. In other words, to show your stupidity. I can buy Oakleys with real MC for less than half that price and I know I could put them thru hard use in rough terrain for a couple of years and they will still be comfortable when I decide they are too worn out to continue. These… Well I would think comfort would suffer after the first few hours and they wont hold up well to simple walking around town.

  5. ren says:

    I think you meant Mark McNairy… Camo patterns tend be a consistent trend with street wear labels, i do agree that it looks terrible though.

  6. Buckaroomedic says:

    Does this mean I should return my pair?