Michelle's Pricey Sneakers Raise Eyebrows

Our fashion cost-conscious First Lady Michelle Obama has been seen sporting some pretty pricey sneakers lately.

Are they worth the price? Or the uproar? Early Show co-anchor Maggie Rodriguez took a closer look.

While volunteering Wednesday at a Washington, D.C. food bank, the first lady topped off her J.Crew ensemble with some very stylish $540 Lanvin sneakers.

The sneakers are drawing a lot of controversy and some are mad that she has been wearing them.

"She used them to walk the dog," Rodriguez said. "I think she's worn them - she says she wakes up at 5:00 in the morning to walk her dog. And her response to all this was, 'they're just shoes,' but they're expensive shoes."

According to Daily News Fashion Editor Amy Diluna, "these sneakers - suede, with grosgrain ribbon laces and metallic pink toe caps - are made by French design house Lanvin, one of fashion's hottest labels."

Diluna says the sneakers, which are a "cult favorite among fashionistas," come in denim and satin versions, and have been "a brisk seller all spring."

"A week ago, Michelle shoveled dirt at a tree planting while wearing the line's chiffon tank," Diluna noted. "Dresses and strappy pumps cost upward of $1,500, while tops go for $400 to $1,000."

Other celebrity fans of Lanvin sneakers include Ellen DeGeneres and Kanye West.
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