Michelle Obama … It’s in the Shoes … Especially Those $540 Lanvin sneakers … Nice Image in Face of Depression … Let them wear Keds


Michelle Obama, NICE SHOES in the face of the worst economy since the Great Depression.

Be honest … who has a pair of $500 sneakers in their closet?Obama_Michelle_sneakers Michelle Obama to the common folk … Let them wear Keds.

Remember when Michelle Obama said the following? How fitting we are reminded of those words while she is at a food bank wearing $540 shoes. CHANGE? Yes, these people were hungry Marie, I mean Michelle Let them eat cake while wearing those designer sneakers.

“For the first time in my adult lifetime, I’m really proud of my country … not just because Barack has done well, but because I think people are hungry for change.

Does anyone else quite see the issue of volunteering at a food bank and dealing with underprivileged people while wearing a pair of designer $540 sneakers? I am not saying that Michelle Obama needed to dress down and wear a contrived outfit from Good Will, but the image and message sent by the First Lady wearing a pair of over-priced designer Lanvin sneakers while people are going hungry and her husband President Barack Obama tells us we are in the worst economy since The Great Depression kind of presents a disconnect to the people and a “Let them eat cake” mentality.

While volunteering Wednesday at a D.C. food bank, the First Lady sported her usual J.Crew cardigan, a pair of utilitarian capri pants and, on her feet, a sneaky splurge: trainers that go for $540.

That’s right: 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. They come in denim and satin versions, and have been a brisk seller all spring.

As Lori Byrd of Wizbang stated, Can you imagine a more perfect example of being completely out of touch? Especially considering we are experiencing the worst economy since the Great Depression. The Obama’s are constantly telling us how out of touch others are with the common folk. Maybe they might want to glance into the mirror.

This is exactly the problem that occurs when one tells others to do as you say not as you do. As Brutally Honest wrote, maybe this is the first time in her life that Michelle Obama has been proud of her shoes. Michelle Obama once said during the campaign, “For the first time in my adult lifetime, I’m really proud of my country.  Is a President’s wife showing up at a food bank sporting $500 designer sneakers really the type of change that Michelle Obama was talking about? Imagine, just imagine if Cindy McCain had done the same?

“For the first time in my adult lifetime, I’m really proud of my country … not just because Barack has done well, but because I think people are hungry for change,” she said. “I have been desperate to see our country moving in that direction and just not feeling so alone in my frustration and disappointment.”

We are reminded by Michelle Malkin of the “Class” warfare card that Obama played during the 2008 election with John McCain. Of course those same fundamentals of the economy that Team Obama railed on McCain are the very same ones that Team Obama now praises as being sound as well.

People are allowed to wear any type of show they want but when individuals use class warfare and talk about the have and have-nots, it is rather disingenuous to be sporting Lanvin sneakers.   When people tell others that they are out of touch but wear $500 sneakers to a food bank, one has to question the message and the image. However, it is amazing that Michelle Obama would tell others to foreswear lucrative professions like corporate law or hedge fund management and go into the helping industry, even if the sacrifice is great.

WOW, Just One Minute kind of puts an eye opening sense of disbelief on the shoe issue when ‘Stephon Marbury Could Teach Michelle Obama Something.’

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  • Comments

    77 Responses to “Michelle Obama … It’s in the Shoes … Especially Those $540 Lanvin sneakers … Nice Image in Face of Depression … Let them wear Keds”

    1. Scared Monkeys on May 2nd, 2009 10:39 am

      Can’t wait to see what she wears to the homeless shelter.

    2. Scared Monkeys on May 2nd, 2009 11:11 am

      Does anyone know what the “Change” was that the Obama’s had campaigned on … other than that they are in the WH?

    3. caesu on May 2nd, 2009 11:41 am

      more hilarious fake outrage. LOL :)
      keep it coming!

    4. SteveDinMD on May 2nd, 2009 12:15 pm

      I don’t get it. They look just like a pair of Keds that you could get for under $20 in a discount store. A lack of taste, even vulgarity, has always been characteristic of the nouveau riche. Why should it be any different with Michelle?

    5. rightknight on May 2nd, 2009 2:04 pm

      The next potential photo-op could be
      Barry drinking Champagne from those
      shoes. He is the last of the Great
      Romantics, I hear.

    6. Jason on May 2nd, 2009 3:46 pm

      more republican hypocrisy from SM.

      remember Cindy McCain and her $300,000(not a typo) outfit?


    7. rightknight on May 2nd, 2009 4:37 pm

      The way that new dude is printing
      up money to spend, a pair of shoelaces
      will cost the average taxpayer $540!

    8. PlatinumSkye on May 2nd, 2009 5:08 pm

      ……there’s a difference between an outfit and a pair of sneakers.

    9. Jason on May 2nd, 2009 5:28 pm

      “……there’s a difference between an outfit and a pair of sneakers”

      yea, but its not $299,460

    10. Carpe on May 2nd, 2009 5:55 pm

      There is no place like home, Tyrone!

    11. Maggie on May 2nd, 2009 6:45 pm

      Remember when MSNBC spent so much time on the air bitching about clothes Sarah Palin had bought for her to borrow and use for the campaign? Same people here going on about that and saying it’s ok to wear a %600.00 pair of tennis shoes.. after bragging about how you shop at the cheap stores and that is tax payer’s money.. Sarah Palin’s wasn’t. That’s why I don’t take some of these people serious about much of anything in politics. Frankly I am tired of seeing people losing their jobs everyday,,, and hearing about how bad the economy is while spending almost 400,000 of tax payers money to fly over buildings in new york and scare people.. spend another 700,000 to fly to Missouri to give a speech..(tax payers money) and then tell us the economy is bad.. Someone has to pay for all of this sooner or later.. Do I wanna pay for a 500 dollar pair of tennis shoes for someone to wear..hell no.. I wouldn’t even buy them for myself or kids. If we are in such an economic problem, shouldn’t we be cutting spending instead of spending our great, great, great ,great grandchildren’s money? I’m quite tired of all the spending by both parties. Look who’s not losing their jobs and look who’s getting rich from all of it, and it sure isn’t us.

    12. Michelle Smith on May 2nd, 2009 6:48 pm

      Dang! Those are some ugly ass shoes. I wouldn’t pay $5 for a pair of those shoes. GROSS

    13. Michelle Smith on May 2nd, 2009 6:50 pm

      #6 Mrs. McCain’s was more in the ballpark of $313,000. To be fair, most of the money went into her enormous diamond earrings, but she’s also wearing a $4,500 watch, $25,000 necklace and a $3,000 dress (which actually seems like a bargain, comparatively).

      Besides, I don’t think she wore that to the food bank or the homeless shelter.

    14. idiot patrol on May 2nd, 2009 7:03 pm

      #3 what is the fake outrage?

      Is it fake outrage that Michelle is clueless an insensitive to the plight of the needy?

      It has never been a black & white issue in the US, it is a socio-economic one. We obviously know what side of the line that the Obama’s are on.

      They claim they are for the common man yet continuously show they are out of touch.

      I don’t think this stuff is fake. As a matter of fact I think this kind of stuff does not set well with John Q Public. I think the people know they were now BS’d and had. Wait until 2012 and we shall see just how fake the outrage is.

    15. Scared Monkeys on May 2nd, 2009 7:29 pm

      #6 Jason … please take a reading comprehension class. SRA’s were popular when I was a kid. Maybe you might want to take a try.

      You also might want to check out and write an essay on the differences between apples and oranges.

      People are allowed to wear anything they want. Unlike the Obama’s and most Democrats, we do not participate in class warfare.

      The point of this is that Michelle Obama was wearing $540 sneakers to volunteer at a food bank. Sorry Charlie, but that is inappropriate.

      Marie Antoinette Obama might need to rethink her style the next time. One hardly wears a tux to dig a ditch.


    16. rightknight on May 2nd, 2009 10:15 pm

      Anointing her feet with pricey sneakers is
      simply a demonstration of the finely tuned
      taste of the lady. America loves to see our
      employees and their families well dressed
      and fashionable on the outside at least.

    17. lukebandit on May 3rd, 2009 5:41 am

      i am sure the Keds company would have been more than happy to send her a nice selection of Keds shoes to her to have to choose from to wear to functions like the food bank, homeless shelters. i heard now that the kids have gotten over the newness of their dog, Bo, and Michelle is having to walk the dog early in the morning. maybe she will wear her 540 dollar sneakers when she walks the dog and maybe she will step in it. how she could wear those shoes to the food bank, just makes me sick.

    18. lukebandit on May 3rd, 2009 5:47 am

      sorry, R. while it is inappropriate to wear a tux to dig a ditch, it is also inappropiate to wear 540 dollar sneakers to a food bank. 540 dollars would go a long way feeding a family, with groceries on sale, double coupons. it was cruel, plain and simple. maybe Bo will have an accident on them tomorrow morning when she walks him. Bo, we are counting on you!

    19. Usi Oumo on May 3rd, 2009 6:55 am

      So what if she gets a pair of sneakers that cost 500 bills? At least she’s willing to get her hands dirty and actually do something to help less fortunate people. Try to picture Ann Coulter or Cindy McCain helping out at a food bank or a soup kitchen. The “conservatives” and Republicans have the monopoly on hypocricy. It’s all the gen-x right-wing REpublican wannabes who are making everybody puke these days!

    20. caesu on May 3rd, 2009 7:16 am

      yes, this is fake outrage.
      if she was wearing some 2nd hand sneakers.
      i am sure the wingnut copy-paste blogs would fake outrage about that.
      that a first lady shouldn’t present herself like that.

      it’s always the same.
      trying to divert the attention from what she was actually doing there.

      just keep faking the outrage.
      always makes me laugh what stuff is made up each day.

    21. SteveDinMD on May 3rd, 2009 10:51 am

      People are missing the issue: Leftist HYPOCRISY. Despite their ceaseless rhetoric expressing “concern” for the “less fortunate,” Leftists (like the Obamas and their media propagandists) are in reality among the LEAST charitable and GREEDIEST of people. Obama has continuously called upon his fellow citizens to “sacrifice” in order to “share the wealth,” yet he and Michelle deny themselves absolutely NOTHING.

      If the Obamas were genuinely committed to serving the poor, then why did their charitable contributions amount to NOTHING prior to his Presidential campaign, despite a family income placing them among the super rich by Barack’s own definition? It’s because they really DON’T care. Nothing matters to them, except THEM. The poor are but theatrical props to be used and discarded according to the political demands of the day. Indeed, the Obamas have lived lives of service — SELF service, and nothing more. At every turn, they have used their positions and influence to enrich themselves through political maneuver, all the while loudly condemning those who have endeavored to earn better lives for their families through industry and thrift. They’re utterly despicable.

    22. rightknight on May 3rd, 2009 10:52 am

      Politicians can live high thanks to pay raises
      bestowed upon them courtesy of the taxpayers
      who are losing their jobs and our grandchildren
      born into debt. Republicans and Democrats seem
      to have an UNHOLY alliance in their zeal toward
      Big Government these daze.

      Pass the teabags, if you please!

    23. Maggie on May 3rd, 2009 11:52 am

      Usi Oumo on May 3rd, 2009 6:55 am

      So what if she gets a pair of sneakers that cost 500 bills? At least she’s willing to get her hands dirty and actually do something to help less fortunate people. Try to picture Ann Coulter or Cindy McCain helping out at a food bank or a soup kitchen. The “conservatives” and Republicans have the monopoly on hypocricy. It’s all the gen-x right-wing REpublican wannabes who are making everybody puke these days!

      Try finding out about the people you are talking about before inserting foot in mouth.. Cindy McCain’s father got his money the old fashion way, he worked for it, didn’t wait for taxpayers to be taxed to death, so he could live well.

      In 1988, inspired by a vacation visit four years earlier to substandard medical facilities on Truk Lagoon Cindy McCain founded the American Voluntary Medical Team (AVMT).[1] It was a non-profit organization that organized trips for doctors, nurses and other medical personnel to provide MASH-like emergency medical care to disaster-struck or war-torn third-world areas such as Micronesia, Vietnam (before relations were normalized between them and the U.S,Kuwait (arriving five days after the conclusion of the Gulf War[32]), Zaire (to help refuges from the Rwandan genocide[30]), Iraq, Nicaragua, India, Bangladesh and El SalvadorShe led 55 of these missions over the next seven years,[18] each of which were at least two weeks in duration.[36] AVMT also supplied treatment to poor sick children around the world.[37] In 1993, Cindy McCain and the AVMT were honored with an award from Food for the Hungry

      She became actively involved with Operation Smile in 2001,[56] taking parts in its medical missions to Morocco, Vietnam and India.[56] She was honored by the organization in 2005[56] and sits on its board of directors.[33] She joined the board of directors of CARE in 2005.[33] She is on the board of the HALO Trust,[33] and has visited operations to remove landmines in Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Mozambique, and Angola.[18] She makes financial contributions to these organizations via her family trust[32] and views her role as watching them in the field to ensure they are frugal and their money is being spent effectively.

      She continued to expand her roles in such organizations, joining in April 2008 the board of Grateful Nation Montana, which provides scholarships and services to the children of Montana service personnel killed in Iraq and Afghanistan

      Cindy McCain graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in education in 1976.[1][16] She continued on at USC, and received a Master of Arts in special education in 1978.[2][1] There she participated in a movement therapy pilot program that laid the way for a standard treatment for children with severe disabilities;[18] she published the work Movement Therapy: A Possible Approach in 1978.[19] Declining a role in the family business,[20] she worked for a year as a special education teacher dealing with children with Down syndrome and other disabilities at Agua Fria High School in Avondale, Arizona

      She continues to be an active philanthropist and serves on the boards of Operation Smile, CARE and HALO Trust, frequently making overseas trips in conjunction with their activities.

    24. Maggie on May 3rd, 2009 12:00 pm

      lol fake outrage..personally it wouldn’t have bothered me if she showed up in shoes that cost 10 bucks.. It was Michelle Obama on tv making comments about how she shops at the cheap stores and making off the wall comments during the time the story came out about the money spent on clothes for Sarah Palin.. like she wouldn’t be wearing such expensive stuff.

      They should pass a law so people like you can foot the bill for such lifestyles and not make others who don’t pay for it. aka tax payers dollars. Frankly I am tired of supporting such life styles in Washington.. and it don’t matter to me which party they are in.. reminds me of loansharks.

    25. yoyo muffintop on May 3rd, 2009 12:14 pm

      Scared Monkeys happens to own a blog entitled:

      A Woman’s Right to Shoes”


      Talk about hypocrisy!

      Nothing more needs to be said…LOL!!!!

    26. yoyo muffintop on May 3rd, 2009 1:17 pm

      Blatant rightwing HYPOCRISY on this shoe thing.

      Republicans are all for capitalism and last time I checked capitalism meant any American who can afford to may spend their money as they see fit. Obama-phobes, from the starting gate, were alleging that the President would make this a socialist welfare state and conservatives would see their money used to help less fortunate Americans whom they call “lazy”.

      But now these same voices begrudge Michelle Obama the right to spend her own money as she sees fit?

      Why is that? Answer: they suffer from Obama Derangement Symptom

      Btw, I didn’t see any outrage when Laura Bush spent $493,000 on China for the White House in January 2009. Not a peep.

    27. Justen on May 3rd, 2009 3:01 pm

      Aren’t faux pas sort of par for the game for the Obamas? It really shows they are new to this whole thing, which is almost encouraging – an incompetent executive is better than a competent executive with bad ideas, since the incompetent one gets fewer of them implemented and the ones he does push through tend to bomb.

    28. dennisintn on May 3rd, 2009 4:10 pm

      #19, you might ought to read up on mrs. mccain before you start complaining and comparing her to michelle obama. president obama/soros’ illegal alien aunt, who cared for him as a child, is living off the govt. in public housing in boston instead of being invited to live in their million dollar+ chicago house or in the white house with them.

    29. ANewGirl on May 3rd, 2009 4:49 pm

      Michelle Obama has excellent fashion sense? LMAO….those are the FUGLIEST “Designer Sneakers” I have ever laid eyes on in the first place!

      #14,15 & #21…Completely concur. Fake outrage? To Yoyo, Ceasu and any other Kool-Aide drinking bleeding heart liberal crazy-ass Moonbats who are still all too ignorant to figure out the point of this post—guess there is no point in pontificating ANY further (because you still won’t get it!)

      Ah, yes—Michelle—LET THEM EAT CAKE, right? Oh, God—some people are just sooooooooooooooooooo STUPID. Does it ever end?

    30. Eddie on May 3rd, 2009 5:09 pm

      Damn. You Republican nit-pickers are loosing your minds. If Michelle Obama showed up at the shelter wearing rags, you would accuse her of being patronizing. Being fake.”Look at her, she knows she doesn’t dress like that. She is acting for political pourposes. Outrage! Where are my teabags?!!!!!!” You KNOW you would. No matter what the Obamas do you people criticize. This constant sniping and harping WILL NOT win you elections. You need to worry more about what your party is NOT doing than what the Democratic party is.

    31. ANewGirl on May 3rd, 2009 7:47 pm

      LOL, Eddie….,you tool. No one here wants to bother wasting any more time re-edmucating anuber one of you Obamassiah Robots.

      First 100 days in office and THE CHOSEN ONE has done nothing but put us in further debt (if that’s at all humanly possible) and SPEND SPEND SPEND..(more than any other President in our ENTIRE US HISTORY)…It’s OUTRAGEOUS…..Hmmnnnn…..should we talk about more taxes or some of the cuts & ginormus bankruptices? STIMULUS? PORKULUS in disguise ANYONE??? And you bought it all, Eddie—Hook, line and sinker when you voted for the infamous/teleprompting/inexperienced/stuttering empty suit that IS Barack Obama. Heck no, Eddie—I won’t go any further…..but PLEASE PASS THE KOOL AIDE! It’s hopeless.

      It’s okay, Eddie, you’ll see. Probably not until 2016 though, and by then—it’ll be way too late…. Don’t forget to remind your Grandchildren’s GRANDCHILDREN that they will still (literally) be paying for some of Obama’s brilliant decisions in their own future as well. But, what do we care, right? We’ll all be dead and gone by then anyway.

      P.S. I’m not a Republican or a Nit-Picker, either…,try this adjective on for size. It’s called a:


      Catch you later, Pal.

    32. Michelle Smith on May 3rd, 2009 8:00 pm

      #30 You just don’t get it do you? It figures…

    33. laughing on May 4th, 2009 5:18 am

      #30 is right!!! The Obamas are damed if they DO and damed if they DONT cause you are all a bunch of HYPOCRITES and nothing they do will ever be good enough to please the racists…cause thats what it comes down to.And as far as #31 is concerned,I would rather my great grandchildren be paying for our debt that BUSH started instead of families losing anymore loved ones in war over oil.If what was being done before didnt work then common sense would tell you to try something else, whih is what our president is doing.I am sure if he sees that his plan is not working he will try something else.SO keep talking about the first lady and her o so expensive shoes.After all…. how dare she even showed up the help the hungry in the first place!!!
      SM: Oh my have we hit a nerve with the LEFT.

      The beloved Chosen One’s screwed up and are being called on it and the LEFT is in a tizzy.

      FACT 1: Obama has spent more and added more to the deficit than every other president before him.

      Bush Deficit vs. Obama Deficit in Pictures

      What’s driving Obama’s unprecedented massive deficits? Spending. Riedl details:

      President Bush expanded the federal budget by a historic $700 billion through 2008. President Obama would add another $1 trillion.
      President Bush began a string of expensive finan­cial bailouts. President Obama is accelerating that course.
      President Bush created a Medicare drug entitle­ment that will cost an estimated $800 billion in its first decade. President Obama has proposed a $634 billion down payment on a new govern­ment health care fund.
      President Bush increased federal education spending 58 percent faster than inflation. Presi­dent Obama would double it.
      President Bush became the first President to spend 3 percent of GDP on federal antipoverty programs. President Obama has already in­creased this spending by 20 percent.
      President Bush tilted the income tax burden more toward upper-income taxpayers. President Obama would continue that trend.

      President Bush presided over a $2.5 trillion increase in the public debt through 2008. Setting aside 2009 (for which Presidents Bush and Obama share responsibility for an additional $2.6 trillion in public debt), President Obama’s budget would add $4.9 trillion in public debt from the beginning of 2010 through 2016.
      UPDATE: Many Obama defenders in the comments are claiming that the numbers above do not include spending on Iraq and Afghanistan during the Bush years. They most certainly do. While Bush did fund the wars through emergency supplementals (not the regular budget process), that spending did not simply vanish. It is included in the numbers above. Also, some Obama defenders are claiming the graphic above represents biased Heritage Foundation numbers. While we stand behind the numbers we put out 100%, the numbers, and the graphic itself, above are from the Washington Post. We originally left out the link to WaPo. It has been now been added.

      Obama budget proposes biggest deficit in history
      President proposes biggest deficit in history

    34. laughing on May 4th, 2009 5:23 am

      SM: Actually they would be truthers.

      If you actually think it is appropriate to wear $500 sneaks to feed the poor, you are delusional. The sad reality is that people in this position of power, black, white, yellow or pink have completely lost sight of what it is to be a normal average Joe.

      No one should have to think of what is or is not appropriate to wear to a food bank … it should be like breathing.


    35. laughing on May 4th, 2009 5:30 am

      Racist #31 do you think he raked up this bill all by himself? Do you think when he first became president was when we started owing all this money?….please…he got handed that huge bill,yes he added some money to it but if what was being done before didnt work then MAYBE he thought….I dont know…. to should try something else..DONT YOU THINK SO…with you being so REAL and all.LOVE HOW YOU THREW IN YOUR KOOL AID COMMENT. The president is much smarter and much more accomplished than you could ever DREAM TO BE…GET A LIFE and leave the racism out of it!
      SM: The above comment is courtesy of the Liveral Talking Points Handbook, chapter1 section 3, page 2.

      When somebody says something that you do not like, call them a racist and a hater.

      Sadly, because there is still some racism left out there because of Libs and their constant overuse of the word and always crying wolf, they have deminished the term.


    36. Scared Monkeys on May 4th, 2009 6:27 am


      People have a funny way of knowing who is keeping it real.


    37. SUPER DAVE on May 4th, 2009 7:10 am

      all you demmies: to da lef, to da lef, all yo shit is in a bag on da lef.
      shaq could wear those shoes. size 22 ?

    38. Dolf on May 4th, 2009 7:56 am

      I can afford those shoes.

      But I don’t buy 500usd/eu shoes

      waste of money
      SM: if you do buy them, try and not wear them to a homeless shelter.

    39. Dolf on May 4th, 2009 9:48 am

      lol, we have a shelter around the corner.

      some strange folk living there

    40. Dolf on May 4th, 2009 9:51 am

      the best 1 is the India guy.

      always with 2 different shoes

    41. Brenda in Virginia on May 4th, 2009 9:58 am

      Yup, we’ve definately hit a nerve with the socialist left.

      funny thing is I”m independent and married to a dark-skinned man (he’s mixed). Obama disgusts me to the core MUCH worse than Bill Clinton. so all you Republican-bashing Socialist-lovers…where does that put ME in your web of who you hate?

    42. Brenda in Virginia on May 4th, 2009 10:00 am

      Dear Superdave…re: #37…Shaq has more class and fashion sense than to wear those shoes! Besides, appears Michelle’s foot size is close enough maybe they can share them!

    43. HOPE on May 4th, 2009 2:04 pm

      As in the words of my ex-boyfriend:

      If you got it… Get It!

    44. SUPER DAVE on May 4th, 2009 2:07 pm

      just talked to bigfoot. he’s missing a pair of shoes just like these. and looks like the right size.

    45. HOPE on May 4th, 2009 2:20 pm



      Hey Virginia!

      I think SUPER DAVE (Humph) could learn how to act more ‘black’

      Laugh our LOUD!


    46. kitty on May 5th, 2009 1:49 am

      hey, this is cheaper than the $350,000 ticket item of sending up Air Force One and that was with TWO F15′s in tow… maybe they weren’t included in that figure?

      Those shoes were cheap in comparison!~

    47. ANewGirl on May 5th, 2009 2:35 am

      #35- For the record, I’m not a Racist or Hater of anyone or anything…probably with the exception of IGNORANCE. Perhaps you need to re-read my post. What does my comment about drinking Kool Aide have to do with race? I’m confused. But then again, that must be because I’m also, (according to you-) so lifeless and stupid. Now, I’m the one who’s LAUGHING. Out loud.

      So, let’s stick to the topic at hand or I shall also be guilty of digressing yet again. You know, I have to admit- I usually really DO love Michelle Obama’s Fashion choices for clothing. But, those damn Lanvin sneakers are the ugliest things I have ever seen in casual footwear, and I stand by my Statements. If you don’t believe wearing almost $600.00 Designer sneakers to a homeless shelter was an inapprpriate decision, you are entitled to your own opinion also-but I disagree.

      I applaud Our First Lady for all of the Volunteer work she has done to date any many of the causes she champions for. I still believe wearing and chosing those particular sneakers for that day was not a good choice. Same with the Obama’s gifts to International dignitaries of DVDs & Movies. Are you kidding me? That was also not an appropriate choice, but once again- that’s only my personal opinion.

      The far more important & significant issue is the job that is being done by our President and Commander-In-Chief, as you have pointed out. Did George W. Bush make some mistakes in his 8 years in office, Oh, Hell yes. I still will respect him for his Service to this Country and the good things he accomplished. I also will continue to thank President Bush for keeping me and my family safe EVERY DAY after Sept. 11, 2001 until he left office. Just like I continue to thank every Service Man & Women who went to War for me & my family or is till overseas for me, you and our Country right now!


    48. Scott on May 5th, 2009 7:52 am

      Maybe she got her shoes from Joran…the missing sneaker?

    49. Dolf on May 5th, 2009 8:30 am


      so a US citizen was involved in the cover up


    50. Dolf on May 5th, 2009 8:33 am


    51. chitown lady on May 5th, 2009 8:43 am

      WOW! for someone who sports change $500 sneakers?
      thats sick…what about a pair of BOGO at payless?Does she realize how she is sending the wrong message wearing them? How many people can actually be fed with the money she paid for those shoes…..Sad sad sad…….Its just a pair of damn sneakers……adn to think I feel guilty for paying $30 on a pair of KEDS….She over the line………Ms Money bags……

    52. chitown lady on May 5th, 2009 8:47 am

      I DO Volunteer work and so do my kids..and I assure you WE are NOT wearing $500 shoes….give me a break on your holier then thou MS Obama is…..Yes she is wonderful but come on now///LOTS OF PEOPLE VOLUNTEER…..it isn’t something she just invented……

    53. SUPER DAVE on May 5th, 2009 8:49 am

      hope: wish on with your racist hate posts. i see you as the biggest racist and hater on this site.
      if i were to act black, every black person would want to be like me and i would not spoil your fun.
      are you a he, she, or an it ?
      i’m almost sure you were an asshole baby though !

    54. Scott on May 5th, 2009 9:54 am


    55. Rusty Bridges on May 5th, 2009 10:59 am

      How do we know she paid top dollar for them or even paid for them herself? I’m just sayin, I get a lot of good stuff from goodwill store.

    56. ANewGirl on May 5th, 2009 6:38 pm

      @#51-Chitown- I agree also completely…think you missed something in my post.

      #52= I volunteer also with my children, and don’t know what you mean by your comment,

      ….”give me a break on your holier then thou MS Obama is”……did I say that?

      Believe what I said was I applaud any volunteer work she does, or any of the causes she publicly supports. Part of these things are obligatory for any First Lady anyway….so I’m confused at your confusion over my typed comments…but whatever!


    57. HOPE on May 6th, 2009 4:44 am

      Hey, SUPER DAVE:

      Just thought I’d give you a lesson on bargain shopping… besides, I thought it was hilarious when you accused me of trying to act black… and, please, don’t waste your time, I’ve been here long enough to know that you’re a hater.


    58. jodi on May 7th, 2009 8:35 am

      The article confuses me.

      It says that Obama is “do as I say, not as I do”
      I don’t remember Obama telling ANYONE not to buy expensive sneakers.

      In fact, I thought Obama was encouraging us the shop more. Boast the economy…right?

      How is this a do as I say, not as I do situation?

      Isn’t buying items HELPING the economy?

      Why would Obama want to press people NOT to buy things?

    59. Dolf on May 8th, 2009 5:11 am

      stupid message:

      spend spend spend.
      christ, everybody in the western world is like 20k in debt, maybe we should save a bit of money first

    60. Chips on May 11th, 2009 1:17 am

      I’m sorry, did Michelle Obama go shopping for a pair of $500. shoes and intentionally go to the shelter?????

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    62. david on June 11th, 2009 9:57 pm

      ? She’s rich and financially successful. If she wants $500 sneakers, good for her.

      So should she be dressing down to meet poor people? She should wear Lanvin when she meets Carla Bruni, J.crew when she meets Oprah and JC Penny when she meets homeless people? What’s insulting is not Michelle. What’s insulting is that one feels people should dress down when meeting the poor. It’s a ridiculous conceit.

      Apparently, the president’s rich Ivy league wife can’t have nice things.

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    65. Deborah on July 13th, 2009 4:56 pm

      I feel embarassed to admit I would have never known that those are 5 hundred plus sneakers had you not informed me. Pretty ugly for that much money. And Michele if you have lavendar in your shoes to need to accent that color in your outfit. Money doesnt necessarily mean you have good taste.
      Now with the $400,000 date night and having her own plane so she could spend an extra day shopping in London and Paris, I have to hope that these people understand the plight of struggling americans to feed their families and keep their homes.
      I am afraid we hired a narcissitic, arrogant couple to work for and represent americans in this time of crisis.

    66. Becky on August 10th, 2009 2:24 pm

      To all The Obama haters…so what if she purchased 500.00 sneakers,shes a Harvard lawyer and the first lady with her own $$,so she can afford to buy expensive shoes if she want to!!What about nancy regan with all the expensive gowns,shoes, and dinner parties…it wasnt a big deal!Blame Bush for leaving a BIG Mess before he left,now the ppl want Obama to clean it up!Im sick and tired of all the Haters complaining about the economy,GET A BETTER EDUCATION SO YOU CAN GET A BETTER JOB AND GET OVER IT! IF NEED BE..GET 2 JOBS WORK HARDER,AND TAKE CARE OF YOUR FAMILIES.

    67. Becky on August 10th, 2009 3:41 pm


    68. Eva on September 4th, 2009 6:04 pm

      It should be considered tasteless and tacky when the very next day/week her husband was preaching about how American’s eyeballs are bigger than our wallets when buying things of luxury that we don’t need. Oh really???? And hers aren’t considered an irresponsible purchase during a recession? And she needed to wear those to a homeless shelter why??
      No intelligent woman in her right mind would want to buy $500 shoes during a recession (and honey that’s not HATING!)

    69. Denise on September 22nd, 2009 8:56 pm

      For the first time in my adult life…. I am really really embarassed that we have such a classless and tasteless First Lady.

    70. Red on December 30th, 2009 11:25 am

      Hope it’s cool but you’ve been totally linked.

    71. Marlinboy on May 28th, 2010 10:21 am

      Hey, Yoyo Muffintop #26, Laura Bush had to replace the china after the Clinton’s stole the china (and most everything else) when they left town.

    72. Blondinio on May 17th, 2011 3:05 pm

      I just saw that ridiculous claim at #71. Of course, it’s a lie.

      Question: Did Hillary Clinton take china from the White House when they left office?

      Answer: “Answer:
      No. When President Clinton left office, accusations were made to that effect. Representative Bob Barr asked the Government Accounting Office to investigate, and the GAO found no basis for the claim.”

      Read more: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Did_hillary_clinton_take_china_from_the_white_house_when_they_left_office#ixzz1MdzO3Iix

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