GOLD-plated rims, diamond-studded teeth. It was only a matter of time before sneakers got the same flash-custom treatment. So now, it's possible to spend thousands — tens of thousands — bejeweling your shoelaces.
The designers at Greedy Genius created diamond eyelets to accessorize their sneakers — and they're selling at Barneys New York and http://www.greedygenius.com . The interchangeable eyelets in 14k white, yellow or rose gold run from $2,800 to $6,000 for a set of 28.
KickBars' designer, Robert B. Martin Jr., used to put his mom's rings on his fat shoelaces in the 1980s. His rectangular-shaped, diamond-encrusted shoelace clips launched this month at http://www.kickbars.com .
Meanwhile, he's negotiating an L.A. storefront. The bars, which he says are made with conflict-free diamonds, are easily transferred from your Air Force Ones onto bracelets and necklaces. KickBars start at $6,500, but Martin says, "They can go all the way up to $5 million a shoe."
Not even Louboutin can say that.
-- Lizzie Garrett