Paul Simon may have envisioned diamonds on the soles of our shoes, but, for $19,000, a company called Mr. Kennedy will actually sell you 24-carat gold shoelaces — then have security guards deliver them and lace them up for you, "anywhere in the world." It takes Columbian workers 120 hours to handcraft each pair, using "ancient, artisan jewelry techniques." "Shoelaces are so boring," says creator Colin Hart. "My gut is that people who have a love of the 'practical made special' will buy them." Hart already has one taker, identified only as "someone in the rap industry." Source: TODAY.
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