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Beyonce Buys $800 Sneakers For Blue Ivy

Submitted by on September 27, 2012 – 1:21 pm Comments

‘What the hell’ many an activist would yell, on hearing about Beyonce’s extravagance, especially when so many people are dying of hunger each day in Somalia. But, when the combined worth of both the parents of the child is nearly half a billion dollars, $800 is but a drop in the ocean. In fact, what the hell was Beyonce thinking when she bought for Blue Ivy sneakers that are worth only $800?

With the kind of money she and Jay-Z have, nothing short of $5000 sneakers would be apt. The designer, who created this really ‘cheap’ pair of sneakers as per Beyonce’s standards, is Ruthie Davis. To elaborate further, the sneakers are bedazzled with almost $800 worth of amethyst Swarovski crystals. Ruthie probably must have tried her best to cram more than $800 worth, but when the sneakers are for a child that isn’t even a year old, it’s difficult to fit in any more. Probably, what could have worked is replacing the crystals with diamonds. Yup that would have done the job, as it would not only make the sneakers more expensive, but they would also match up to the financial standards of Jay-Z and Beyonce.

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On her part, Ruthie is overjoyed at being able to sell her creation to a baby. “Take a look at the Baby Ruthie’s I made especially for Beyonce and Jay-Z’s daughter Blue Ivy…SO Sweet, right?,” Davis recently posted on her Facebook page along with a close-up pic of the purple sneakers. After all, it’s not every day that one gets to sell a pair of $800 sneakers to a baby or for that matter, even to an adult.

But in the same breath it also has to be mentioned that, Davis’ signature sparkling Pierce sneakers for women retail for almost $2,000 at high-end retailers. Well, it surely highlights Ruthie’s talent not only as a designer but also as a saleswoman, if she can get retailers to sell her sneakers for $2000 to customers. It’s interesting to note that, for $2000 you could get about 50-55 pairs of comfortable sneakers, even in today’s slow economy.

Nigel Owen

Nigel is a graduate from Birmingham University, Nigel has worked for about 8 years in the banking industry, until one day he discovered his passion for writing. It basically gives him the opportunity to enlighten himself about subjects and things that he normally might not come across.

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