Converse cost about 45 bucks. Ones with giant shredded holes in them that can be created using regular household items cost 145 bucks. For shoes that will last you all of about seven minutes. I feel like my parents must have in the early 90s when we were all trying to destroy our new jeans to make them as beat-up and holy as possible (this was even before fancy holey jeans)...completely baffled. If you have bought a pair of these, PLEASE let me know that something about these shoes made them worth the money.