Kylie Jenner just got the £55k Birkenstocks made from 'destroyed' Hermès Birkin bags

Natasha Harding
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Photo credit: @kyliejenner - Instagram
Photo credit: @kyliejenner - Instagram

From Cosmopolitan

Birkenstocks are a classic sandal. Not only are they timeless, but they're also pretty affordable and comfy as heck - win/win/win, right? Of course, the Kardashians love a little bit of extra-ness and so it comes as no surprise that Kylie Jenner's Birks are far from standard issue.

Kylie recently shared a pic of her new sandals on Instagram Stories but, get this: these aren't just any Birkenstocks. Nope, these bad bois are actually made from "destroyed" Hermès Birkin bags - AKA the most expensive designer bag out there.

Called 'Birkinstocks', Ky's tag MSCHF, the brand behind the unofficial collaboration, in her picture. Described as "the most exclusive sandal ever made" these limited edition shoes are estimated to be worth anywhere between $34,000 (£24.4k approx.) and $76,000 (£54.5k approx.) which, one might argue, is actually kind of a bargain considering Birkin bags can cost anywhere up to an eye-watering £140k. *gulp*

Photo credit: @kyliejenner - Instagram
Photo credit: @kyliejenner - Instagram

Now if, like me, you're really struggling to get your head around the whole "destroyed" designer bags thing, let me clarify. No, you didn't misunderstand. And nope, the bags aren't already ruined. According to The New York Times, MSCHF's Head of Strategy, Daniel Greenberg explains, “We’re just sort of fascinated with destroying expensive things and creating something new out of them.”

Yep, can't relate.

A quick jump over MSCHF's Instagram and they have a solo dolo post showing a pair of the spenny shoes in the middle of a deconstructed Birkin (RIP):

If you jump on over to the website, it gets even more interesting. You see, even if you have the money to fork out for these shoes (which, like, wow), you still might not be able to buy a pair. Jeez, Louise.

To apply for a pair, prospective buyers first have to send an email registering their interest. After which, if they're permitted to proceed, they then need to then fill out a 'letter of intent'. Following that, the shopper needs to then have a call to "arrange the terms" of the purchase. Woof.

Photo credit: Birkinstock
Photo credit: Birkinstock

"Please note that due to the limited nature of this product we will not accommodate all purchase inquiries" the site explains.

All G, you probs won't be hearing from 99.9% of the population anyway!

Ky ain't the only celeb rockin' the spenny sandal, with Future also owning a pair in the crocodile style:

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