$19,000 Gold Shoelaces

gold shoe laces

Photo courtesy of Mr. Kennedy

We're heard of bronzed shoes, but 24-karat gold laces? And they go for a mere $19,000.

They say some people are born with a silver spoon in their mouths—we wonder if these are the same people who learn to tie their shoes using gold laces?

A Dublin, Ireland-based company called Mr. Kennedy (named after the founder of the modern shoelace, apparently) has created 24-karat gold as well as silver shoelaces that are reportedly handmade in Colombia (the gold and silver are mined in the country’s Middle Cauca Belt). According to the company’s web site, each set takes 120 hours to make.

And all that hard work comes with a hefty price tag: a set of the gold laces will run you $19,000, while the silver set is a relative bargain at $3,000. Both are available for purchase on the company’s site.

Our favorite detail: “When you purchase a pair of gold laces, they will be delivered by security and laced for you anywhere in the world.”

We'd expect nothing less.

In related news, check out the gold bar recently designed by Jean Paul Gaultier.