Balenciaga is flogging plain-looking Wellington boots for £875 – months after selling dirty trainers.
Its ‘Men’s Excavator boot in black’ was compared to Dunlop’s much cheaper ‘Universal Wellington’ which retails for £19.99.
However the Balenciaga wellingtons cost £846.01 more than the basic Dunlop’s version.
Shoppers have poked fun at the controversial French fashion house once again for their autumn footwear.
Many pointed out that the unusual design appears baggy at the top due to their ‘oversize design.’
Balenciaga is flogging plain-looking Wellington boots for £875- months after selling dirty trainers
One customer joked: ‘Balenciaga wellies. What an absolute bargain.’
Another quipped: ‘For people with skinny feet and super wide legs.’
The rubber boots come in sizes five to 12 and have ‘Balenciaga Rainboot’ written on the sides in white lettering.
The product listing reads: ‘Rubber boot, material: 100 per cent polyurethane. Rainboot, oversize design, round toe.
‘Printed Balenciaga logo, made in Italy. Wipe with a soft cloth.’
Balenciaga is popular with A-listers like Kim Kardashian and Man City and England star, Jack Grealish.
It comes after Balenciaga was slammed for mocking the poor by flogging grubby-looking trainers for £875.
The product listing reads: ‘Rubber boot, material: 100% polyurethane. Rainboot, oversize design, round toe
The rubber boots come in sizes five to 12 and have ‘Balenciaga Rainboot’ written on the sides in white lettering
Shoppers have poked fun at the controversial French fashion house once again for their autumn footwear
The Men’s 3XL Trainers Worn-Out in Dark Grey were released by the controversial French fashion house weeks ago.
The white sneakers are designed with a ‘worn-out’ effect and are smeared with fake mud. The laces and sides appear more cream due to the dirty look.
They also have an extra pair of laces tied around the toes to make it appear as if they are holding them together, but shoppers did not find the sneakers amusing in the wake of the cost of living crisis.
It also faced a backlash last November, by bondage bears featured in an ad campaign with kids.
The brand apologised for a photoshoot with a child holding a teddy bear dressed in a BDSM outfit that outraged hundreds of people online.
These Men’s 3XL Trainers Worn-Out in Dark Grey have just been released by the controversial French fashion house Balenciaga
Perhaps even more bizarrely, a Twitter user discovered that one of the photos in a separate shoot contained an excerpt from the 2008 US Supreme Court opinion in United States v. Williams, which upheld part of a federal child pornography law, which Twitter’s own fact-checkers confirmed.
The ruling determined that offering or requesting to transfer, sell, deliver, or trade child pornography did not violate the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, even if a person charged under the code did not in fact possess child pornography with which to trade. The late Justice Antonin Scalia noted specifically that offers to engage in illegal transactions are categorically excluded from First Amendment protection.
Balenciaga released a statement apologising for both photoshoots and seemingly suggesting they would take legal action against anyone else involved.
A young girl is pictured holding a teddy bear in bondage style gear was taken down from the gift shop section of the Balenciaga website
The statement reads: ‘We sincerely apologize for any offense our holiday campaign may have caused. Our plush bear bags should not have been featured with children in this campaign. We have immediately removed the campaign from all platforms.
‘We apologize for displaying unsettling documents in our campaign. We take this matter very seriously and are taking legal action against the parties responsible for creating the set and including unapproved items for our Spring 23 campaign photoshoot. We strongly condemn abuse of children in any form. We stand for children safety and well-being.’
They later clarified in a statement to DailyMail.com that neither Galimberti – nor photographer Chris Maggio, who shot the photos with the Supreme Court brief – would be part of any legal action. A spokesperson said they would be suing the creatives who were hired for the Spring 23 collection photos.