Why Would You Buy That?: Lanvin 2011 F/W Hightop Sneakers

It's hard for me to hate on a brand that I spent a short amount of time working for, because I absolutely love Lanvin's men's and women's ready to wear and runway collections.  But Lanvin, you really, and I mean REALLY, missed the mark with these sneakers.  You've become known for your subtle and fashionable classic tennis and high top sneakers so the bar is naturally high, but to come out with something that looks like DC skate shoes is just inexcusable.  If you somehow manage to get consumers to spend the $400-500 dollars on these (I assume that is the price point you'll list these in), I will commend your ability to achieve such high amounts of brand loyalty that people will blindly buy horrendously ugly sneakers because of somewhere on the shoe it says Lanvin.  These will release for the F/W 2011 season at Lanvin retailers like Jeffrey and Barneys.