Just thought I'd procrastinate from working on my presentation and satisfy my curiosity about these sneakers. They are $175 (!) and here's the blurb about Paul Smith, the designer:
Expect the Unexpected: About Paul Smith
His philosophy—"Expect the unexpected"—has propelled this self-taught British designer to knighthood and a top spot in the design world. His signature style is classic with a twist, often infused with a very British sense of humor.
So these shoes have a very British sense of humour? Must be Edina Monsoon humour....