People make a lot of jokes at the expense of women about how some of them seek to own many pairs of shoes. The person who carried that to the extreme was the infamous Imelda Marcos, wife of the former autocratic leader of the Philippines Ferdinand Marcos who, when he was ousted in 1986, fled with her husband to Hawaii, leaving behind around 1,000 pairs of shoes and 800 purses.
But less attention is paid to the ridiculous desire of some men to own sneakers that propels them to pay exorbitant prices in the secondary market. I just don’t get it. It’s just a damn sneaker. It dos not give the wearer any special powers and will soon end up in the trash. But then I can never understand these fads that drive up the prices of ordinary objects.
Hasan Minhaj tries to understand it too.
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