The Obamas are down to earth from their heads down to their toes. Oh wait, scratch that. Earlier this week, Michelle was spotted wearing these Lanvin sneakers, which go for $540. Oops.
The first lady's camp has responded to questions about the pricey fashion statement by saying, "They're shoes."
Michelle and Barack have largely avoided looking like they're out of touch with many struggling Americans. During the campaign, Obama's camp made sure to reiterate that John McCain owned seven homes. And I definitely remember stories about John McCain's $520 Ferragamos, while we were treated to the worn-down soles of Obama's shoes in photographs.
Should Michelle be able to wear what she wants if she can afford it, or should the first lady coordinate her footwear with the tough economic times?