Someone Made $19,000 Gold Shoelaces

Bootstraps indeed.

A designer called Mr. Kennedy has made "the world's only precious metal shoelaces." If the 14-karat gold ones seem like a bit much, you can slum it with the silver ones, which are only $3,000. "As you can well imagine, there aren't a lot of orders for these," says the FAQ section of the website. "We will do everything to ensure that these arrive with you as soon as we can ... but when they arrive and they will be great [sic]." [ via HuffPo]