mike, why so 'spensive?

August 3, 2008

Q: mike, why are the MS / DC REMIXes $150 US? that’s a little pricey.

A: yes, it is. and when you buy them, you get to know that 1.) there very limited quantities in the world, so you’re getting a super-exclusive shoe, 2.) the materials that make up the shoe are higher quality than a standard DC shoe, so they cost more to make, and 3.) proceeds go to charity. besides, they’re $150 now, but once they sell out, people could likely be paying more than that for a new pair online.

http://bandmerch.seenon.com/index.php?v=mikeshinoda

mike

PS, LP won “favorite international artist” at the MTV asia awards. thanks to our asian fans!!!

mike

114 Comments

  1. Linkin_Paranoik on August 6, 2008 at 10:53 am

    oh mike i’m gonna buy those shoes because i love them . i think they are so awesome, i want themmmmmmm lol
    and congratulations for the award, you are the best guys, we love you
    ITALY WAITS YOU, when you can come please come here, we love you and you see we showed our love for you
    so italy waits you again, im waiting also the new album
    love you guys
    you are my life
    ITALY LOVES LP

  2. sarita on August 6, 2008 at 9:26 am

    congrats on winning the award!
    i knew you guys would get it. you are the best artists ive ever known.
    Ill always be your fan and support you no matter what.
    hope to hear the new album soon.

    xoxo

  3. Gamundi08 on August 5, 2008 at 8:30 pm

    I am really like to buy those shoes for me. They have a right size for me! =D

  4. Eris on August 5, 2008 at 4:11 pm

    Seriously, no one should be wearing these shoes. They are limited edition, people!!

    But if you do, stop complaining about the sizes ladies. Kick those shoes with three pairs of socks if you got too.

    But mine will never see the ground outside only the hands of Mike when I meet him at an LPU meet & greet!!

    Mike, you’re amazing. I wish you the best of luck in everything and thank you for having such an interesting mind and a caring heart.

    Julie

  5. lxlatinangelxl on August 5, 2008 at 2:25 pm

    OMFG!!!!!…..im 5’1 (i think) and the other day i tried a pair of very very very thin shoes and i tried the one that was size 5 and it fit me!!!!!!!!! but it was very tight,tried 6 and it was good,so im predicting i am a 5 on men??but when it comes to dc,since theyre really puffy im 6 1/2…..well id have to try on my dads shoe and figure it out or go to the store again…….U_U …..anyways …ehem,back to my quote ”WE WANT A GIR—” okay ill stop its getting annoying…… xD

  6. zimminator on August 5, 2008 at 12:20 pm

    congrats to the award! you deserve it! you know, it was really funny…i was watching fuse last night, as i always do, and Live through this of amy whinehouse was on, and towards the end of the show i tweaked out, because they were announcing her award at the grammys, i think, and in the background i saw you!!!! haha it made my day

  7. Pytt on August 5, 2008 at 4:35 am

    I understand now what ACTIVE,FRAUD_HOLD means. They’ve got to be kidding. Just because I filled in an other name in the billing adress which doesn;t match my visa card holder name. Now I’ve got a delay because they have to check this. Couldn’t this have been said, before you’re going to order it. PFft. Because then I would have filled in the exact same name.

    Very strange system.

  8. Pytt on August 5, 2008 at 4:23 am

    I ordered mine🙂 $150,00 + $48.95 shipping. That’s like 120 euro or something. I think that’s not very expensive. Especially because this is a limited edition etc. Yesterday I saw just normal, not limited etc shoes for 125 euro’s.

    Now let’s hope it’ll all go well with shipping. Right now the status says:

    ACTIVE,FRAUD_HOLD

    I don’t really know what that means.. Just hope it’s all good.

  9. Pytt on August 5, 2008 at 4:22 am

    I ordered mine🙂 $150,00 + $48.95 shipping. That’s like 120 euro or something. I think that’s not very expensive. Especially because this is a limited edition etc. Yesterday I saw just normal, not limited etc shoes for 125 euro’s.

    Now let’s hope it’ll all go well with shipping. Right now the status says:

    ACTIVE,FRAUD_HOLD

    I don’t really know what that means.. Just hope it’s all good.

  10. Carla on August 4, 2008 at 11:33 pm

    True, true!! I’m a girl and would love a smaller size available! I tried some DC shoes last month and I’m pretty much 5-6 in Mens (6-7 in Women). Dude seriously, you don’t know how much I want to rock these shoes as I’m walking down my school, lmao.

  11. AdrenalinShockk on August 4, 2008 at 7:04 pm

    okay i think my size 8 shoe will fit. I tried on my brothers 9 DC shoe in men and its a little big on my fit so i think eight will fit !! :](wow i feel like i have big feet compared to all the other girls blushes but im 5’3 so i guess i have big feet?)

  12. AussiePrincess on August 4, 2008 at 4:23 pm

    Mike…just curious…what charity are the proceeds going to?

  13. LINKINPARK_Thebestband_inthe_universe on August 4, 2008 at 3:52 pm

    Im very excitingcuz this is my first comment in the LP NETWORK , Im from venezuela (my english is not perfect) . What I wanna say fisrt is that the MTV asia award deserves a little bigger space, cuz you dont win a mtv award every day and thats very exciting to see how the linkin parks ( and the fans too ) efforts recognized and awarded. Id like to live in u.s.a to meet linkin park and go to all the LP shows, and can buy that pefect shoes that definitely are not pricey .Congratuatins mike for those beautiful and perfect shoes ,and for that award that nobody else desereves more than LP ,that its definitely is the best band in all the universe!!

  14. Curiosa on August 4, 2008 at 12:36 pm

    Mike, congrats to you & the guys on your win.🙂

    lol I tried on my 9 yr old nephew’s shoes this weekend (they’re 5.5 boys) & they fit so an 8 is definitely way too big for my feet & I wear an 8 womens. lol

    Anyway congrats.🙂 Better bring your shorts when you come to TX, especially Dallas since they’ve been hotter than SA & Houston. :)~ Good luck w/ur shows.🙂

  15. lxlatinangelxl on August 4, 2008 at 11:13 am

    i dont think theyre that pricey either,but i come from a family whose size is small,….my sister is 19 and she is 7 ,im 12 and im 6 1/2 .so i really doubt my feet would grow….if my sister was an 8 then id probably buy them because my feet wouldve been like hers but i doubt it…..a lot. i would love to help out with the scholarship cause im looking forward to take animation classes in that college,but sorry mike,i cant buy those shoes b/c of my size…… to the people that were able to buy them: YOURE LUCKY!!!!!!!!

  16. slimshinoda on August 4, 2008 at 11:13 am

    COULD YOU GIVE AN OFFICIAL WORD ABOUT LP TOURING SOUTH AMERICA (BRAZIL, ARGENTINA AND CHILE) IN NOVEMBER. ? THERE ARE A LOT OF STRONG RUMOURS FLOATING AROUND, AND YOU’RE ONE WHO CAN GIVE US A CONFIRMATION ABOUT IT.

    CHEERS ! I HOPE TO SEE YOU HERE SOON ! THERE ARE THOUSANDS OF FANS WAITING FOR LP IN CHILE AND BRAZIL, DEFINITIVELY! (6)

  17. Mel on August 4, 2008 at 10:06 am

    well,be honest ,I think $150 is not that pricey🙂 (BTW I agree with the point 3)

  18. paneska on August 4, 2008 at 9:34 am

    well those were very reasonable facts mike, but please answer why these shoes are more expensive than the other last remixes???? and will be these shoes sold by internet for other countries??? because…. i bought the last shoes but this time the foreign people can’t buy them until 15th august!!!!!!!!…. and the last question: are these shoes only for men?? because of the sizes!!!!

  19. msgirl on August 4, 2008 at 8:47 am

    i really wanna buy ur shoes…..mikey….:'( but hhmmmmmmmmmm….it’s impossible……i don’t care the money…but my country is….:'( oohh,everything i wanna do is always impossible…….:'(

  20. Gemilla on August 4, 2008 at 8:33 am

    I forgot … Can I upload some photos of exposure to my myspace or fotolog? Thanks!!!

  21. Gemilla on August 4, 2008 at 8:27 am

    Hi Mike! First, give thanks for hanging pictures of exposure to all those who do not live or we can’t go to LA, and secondly, I think the shoes are not as expensive as far as possible, at least to exchange the euro becomes more fairly cheap … But also to be a model so limited that I think has a perfect price.
    By the way, every day I like your blog, thank you for everything Mike! For your music and be like you!
    Kisses!

  22. chester2164 on August 4, 2008 at 8:26 am

    PLEASE READ THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hi Mike i just wanna say great shoes i like them a lot and i really dont care about the money i wanna get them but they are not my size, is there more small sizes available? i know they were made for boys but what about girls, most of the girls have small feet. Please post something about the sizes please i want to get them so badly. PLEASE READ THIS!!!!!!!!!!!

  23. Lobby on August 4, 2008 at 7:46 am

    Yeeah, you got to massage your cheeks. Haha xD.
    Nice shoes, too bad they’re unavailable for meh.

  24. Blaesbjerg on August 4, 2008 at 6:58 am

    Come on girls!😀
    If you really are real girls, you can make those shoe of Mikes, to a girls shoe, just with the right girlie attitude.. or shoelaces😀.. By the way, if you fit a size 7 then buy a size 8, come on, we girls can wear everthing!😀

  25. cuz on August 4, 2008 at 6:10 am

    i get the art book today, it’s awesome! :DDD but PRIDE, size 8 is sold out :(((

  26. beii on August 4, 2008 at 5:43 am

    mike in spain we vote for LP , we voted in a website. voted and 10 minutes later you can voted again

    all the world voted for you🙂

  27. rockermeg on August 4, 2008 at 3:58 am

    I completely get the price but I don’t get why its only in sizes 8 and up…

    I might just get some for the sake of it and make a display for them or something…

    Congratulations on winning a MTV award in Asia,you deserve it

    Megan x

  28. theOuiSkey on August 4, 2008 at 2:49 am

    mr. shinoda..tiny lady also have heart tho!!! pair of pride wud b even more than awesome if it has my size of…..4’…mannn …that’s not fair…not fair….

  29. Zakul on August 4, 2008 at 2:27 am

    I bought a pair of Pride.
    While they were expensive — they’re totally worth it. I was tempted to buy two pairs; one to wear, the other to keep forever and ever.

  30. Ekay on August 4, 2008 at 2:09 am

    Yes! I ordered my pair of “xander”!!🙂 even though there was no right size and the total with shipping was 198,85$!! but it’s definately worth it! can you tell us is there going to be any smaller sizes on sale?? and also, will Linkin Park return to europe anytime soon?in the beginning of 2009?=)

  31. lp_fm_fan on August 4, 2008 at 1:48 am

    I completely agree with ms_shock, I am not asian and I voted for y’all. A lot, I might add.

    P.S. read my first post. 5th post from the beginning.

  32. ms_shock on August 4, 2008 at 12:38 am

    About Asia awards: Although I live near the center of asia, I think you should thank not only asian fans xD xD xD Ppl all over the world were voting for u!!!!

  33. Illara on August 4, 2008 at 12:21 am

    i think the price is reasonable and also you’ve already pointed out the reason why. (: but since i can’t to buy ’em for now, i think i just enjoy myself by watching ’em (; the shoes are amazing and i really like it.

    btw, congrats to LP for winning the award!

    xoxo

    illara from singapore😉

  34. mistressOFmadness on August 3, 2008 at 11:53 pm

    congrats to winning the MTV asia awards! i bet you guys are massaging your cheeks lke crazy now😀
    tough i cant afford the shoes anyway ;( hahaha, 150$, i earn 180$ a month if im lucky. so no shoes for me <_< love the artwork on the sole. i would soooo buy a print of that!

  35. soyuneik on August 3, 2008 at 11:15 pm

    Why does ‘spensive sound cute? hahaha!

  36. LPIdaho on August 3, 2008 at 11:05 pm

    I think the shoe price is decient.
    But does the shipping cost benifit charity as well? Becase it was the $20 for shipping that made me not order these shoes.
    I hate being ripped off with shipping costs.

    Love the shoe, and really want a pair, but
    I think I’ll end up getting a pair of Dyrdek’s instead.

  37. Jelly on August 3, 2008 at 10:45 pm

    YAH YOU’RE RIGHT MIKE… ABSOLUTELY THOSE SHOES ARE HIGH QUALITY. BESIDES THAT, YOUR ART IS AWESOME. I THINK THAT THEY’RE WORTH 150$ OR HIGHER. IN MY COUNTRY, THOSE SHOES ARE HIGHER THAN 150$, I’M SURE! I’M STILL STUDYING IN HIGHSCHOOL AND THAT COST IS PRICEY FOR ME YOU KNOW… ALTHOUGH NOW I GET ENOUGH MONEY, I CAN’T BUY THEM. ‘COZ 1] I’M A GIRL, THE SIZE IS NOT FIT FOR ME😀 2] I LIVE IN VIETNAM… [SIGN] I WISH I COULD BUY THEM =.=’

    ANYWAY, HOPE THAT THERE’RE MANY PEOPLE CAN GET THOSE SHOES AND WILL B PROUD OF THEM😀 AND… CONGRATULATE U GUYS AGAIN ! LP RICHLY DESERVES ^^!

  38. murry on August 3, 2008 at 9:48 pm

    MIKE!!!! Look at this awesomely bad review of PR!
    http://blogs.browardpalmbeach.com/crossfade/2008/08/lastnightprojekt_revolution.php#comment-2292071
    It’s not a bad review of the show, it’s just really poorly written and riddled with fact errors. I don’t think she was even at the show, honestly.

    edit: Dammit. They deleted it. It really was something to see. She said Chris Cornell was in STP and she made up your song titles. You couldn’t even discern which actual songs she was referring to. Spelled Joe’s name wrong and said “2nd annual Projekt Revolution.” Haha…

  39. Reem on August 3, 2008 at 8:55 pm

    yeah plus the hard work on them deserves millions,their wonderfull,are they out in stores by any chance? and if so,of coarse we wont get any in australia cus we live in this forgotten land lol. hey thanks to your asian fans? i thought we voted too and the whole board[lpmb] went crazy at the time voting every min and ppl’s sigs had the links everywhere!!!! lol i just hope i got the right compo. but im pretty sure. eh any way, congrats, you have a good one! thanks for sharing.

  40. ritzifying on August 3, 2008 at 8:05 pm

    I can’t wait for the day when these shoes hit the Wal-Mart shelves!
    :p
    LMAO!

  41. lxlatinangelxl on August 3, 2008 at 5:39 pm

    oh my goth,its killing me to see these shoes at the bandmerch and know i cant buy them cause theyre too big….ffffffffuck…..(holy crap ive never said that,okay maybe a few times…xD)

  42. TOT on August 3, 2008 at 5:31 pm

    What is so special about these shoes and what about their design links them to you or in other words would someone that has seen your work be able to recognize you as the designer of these shoes without having seen them on your front page?

  43. slimshinoda on August 3, 2008 at 5:27 pm

    COULD YOU GIVE AN OFFICIAL WORD ABOUT LP TOURING SOUTH AMERICA (BRAZIL, ARGENTINA AND CHILE) IN NOVEMBER. ? THERE ARE A LOT OF STRONG RUMOURS FLOATING AROUND, AND YOU’RE ONE WHO CAN GIVE US A CONFIRMATION ABOUT IT.

    CHEERS ! I HOPE TO SEE YOU HERE SOON ! THERE ARE THOUSANDS OF FANS WAITING FOR LP IN CHILE AND BRAZIL, DEFINITIVELY! (5)

  44. slimshinoda on August 3, 2008 at 5:27 pm

    COULD YOU GIVE AN OFFICIAL WORD ABOUT LP TOURING SOUTH AMERICA (BRAZIL, ARGENTINA AND CHILE) IN NOVEMBER. ? THERE ARE A LOT OF STRONG RUMOURS FLOATING AROUND, AND YOU’RE ONE WHO CAN GIVE US A CONFIRMATION ABOUT IT.

    CHEERS ! I HOPE TO SEE YOU HERE SOON ! THERE ARE THOUSANDS OF FANS WAITING FOR LP IN CHILE AND BRAZIL, DEFINITIVELY! (4)

  45. Lucie on August 3, 2008 at 5:23 pm

    i think that your MS / DC remix shoe are just perfect. and i also think that the price is okay ’cause it’s your artwork after all and we will have our feet in it =) ! i didn’t know that the proceeds go to charity. this is a really great thing, i’m glad to hear that =)

  46. slimshinoda on August 3, 2008 at 5:17 pm

    COULD YOU GIVE AN OFFICIAL WORD ABOUT LP TOURING SOUTH AMERICA (BRAZIL, ARGENTINA AND CHILE) IN NOVEMBER. ? THERE ARE A LOT OF STRONG RUMOURS FLOATING AROUND, AND YOU’RE ONE WHO CAN GIVE US A CONFIRMATION ABOUT IT.

    CHEERS ! I HOPE TO SEE YOU HERE SOON ! THERE ARE THOUSANDS OF FANS WAITING FOR LP IN CHILE AND BRAZIL, DEFINITIVELY! (3)

  47. crystalrussianla on August 3, 2008 at 4:47 pm

    ok only size 8 mike umm i wont be alble to where them and i cant get them signed bye you
    cuz i wont be geting them till the 15th the concert is on the 10th

    im saying if i were to get a M&G i wont be alble to where them them there but if you wanna send me a M&G that would be cool but if not then oh well see you there

  48. lxlatinangelxl on August 3, 2008 at 4:20 pm

    the price doesnt really matter to me tho im 12 ,after all its going to be my christmas present,the thing that has me down is the size…i might even become Emo after this,just kidding,i wouldnt even if LP split up!…okay maybe i would xD….i just want you,Mike,to keep in my mind that not all fans that are willing to buy have big feet !!! …..to be honest i thought the price was gonna be around 80-100….but since its high quality then its fine,right?? ”WE WANT A GIRL VERSION WITH THE KOI FISH AT EVERY SECTION!”……but please dont make it pink!

  49. Zach on August 3, 2008 at 4:02 pm

    I bought a pair of the low tops in size 14. I can’t wait to get them. I don’t think they are that expensive really. I’ve seen nikes sell for like 400 dollars a pair. Congrats on winning the Asia award though!

  50. murry on August 3, 2008 at 3:52 pm

    That’s fabulous, but that doesn’t make be 200 bucks richer, at the moment. Sorry.

  51. atropurpureums on August 3, 2008 at 3:43 pm

    I agree with whomever said you don’t need to defend your price of your shoes. They are amazing, a dent in the wallet but it’s very worth it.
    Now I just wait until I have enough haha.. hope they’re still around by then!!
    Congrats as well.

  52. nillp on August 3, 2008 at 3:36 pm

    Could you give an official word about LP touring South America (Brazil, Argentina and Chile) in November. ? There are a lot of strong rumours floating around, and you’re one who can give us a confirmation about it.

    Cheers ! I hope to see you here soon ! There are thousands of fans waiting for LP in Chile and BRAZIL, definitively! (2)

  53. nillp on August 3, 2008 at 3:35 pm

    i appeared here just today because i’ve studied too much lately.. and friday, i missed my class to go to the mummy: tomb of the dragon emperor‘s premiere.. this time i was the 2nd in the line –😀 – and waited just almost 2h30’.. but, guess what?! when the movie started, the quality was a completely shit.. and some minutes later, it was almost impossible to watch.. so, the movie theater, gave other ticket for us back this friday to watch.. the thing is that i did want to watch it on friday..

  54. nillp on August 3, 2008 at 3:35 pm

    then i went to the other movie theater in my city; but, guess what again?! all the tickets for friday were sold out..! ¬¬ unfortunately i had to watch it yesterday and i spent all my day at the movie theater (again).. but how everything has a great side, i was the FIRST in the line this time..😀 and i watched the continuation of the movie of my life, in the best place of the movie theater..😀

    anyway. if u watched the first two, u have to go watch this one.. u won’t regret! ;D

    i talked too much. sorry.😡 have a great week. ♥

  55. boringrockstar on August 3, 2008 at 3:28 pm

    Well,now I’ve just ordered the deck and both of the shoes..So I hope you r happy to hear that I’ve “donated” 400$ for your scholarship:)

  56. lynndarwinharris on August 3, 2008 at 3:02 pm

    Sorry dude … too many bills….$150 a little expensive…though I understand, anyway no girls sizes. So that pretty much counts me out. I did get the art book though, that was within my price range for now. Have a good week!

  57. danielpsoad09 on August 3, 2008 at 2:36 pm

    Mike , I’m Daniel from Chile. I want to ask you sometthing. Could you give an official word about LP touring South America (Brazil, Argentina and Chile) in November. ? There are a lot of strong rumours floating around, and you’re one who can give us a confirmation about it.

    Cheers ! I hope to see you here soon ! There are thousands of fans waiting for LP in Chile.

  58. asianotter on August 3, 2008 at 2:02 pm

    Mike, i’m sorry you felt the need to defend the cost of your MS/DC Remix shoes! all along you said that you were not just placing your incredible artwork on an existing remix shoe platform . . . from the beginning you told us that you were creating something completely different than previous Remixes! from the slimmer profile, stressing how you strived very hard for ultra comfort, the embossed leather with your artwork and Japanese kanji, and bangin’ clear koi fish scale soles with the full color art! i knew they were going to be perfection, and they are . . . and there is a price for perfection! amazing job! i can’t wait to receive my pair of Pride.

  59. crystalrussianla on August 3, 2008 at 1:59 pm

    mike i just got them i cant wait till thay come in the mail

    oh and i went every where looking for them i evein the DC store but thay didnt have
    so i order them well

    bye godbless and see you at PR and can i please have a M&G …..lol

  60. nillp on August 3, 2008 at 1:53 pm

    for those who live in places where the local currency is ‘high’ outside, they’re cheap..

    but for those who live in places where this isn’t that high – like me, unfortunately – they’re pretty expensive..!

    if i had how to buy them, it’d cost $192.95; and something like $312 in my local currency.. so, for me, they’re pretty far of being cheap.. since i don’t work yet..!😦

    anyway. i’m sure u’r going to sell all them pretty fast..!😉

    take care; love ya ~ mk’nil ♥

  61. Anika on August 3, 2008 at 1:49 pm

    wow…here in germany you won many TRL shows on MTV….and there were many shows about you guys…x] the shoes are expensive, but its high quality..so…its ok!….peace

  62. Alexandra on August 3, 2008 at 1:43 pm

    i don’t think that 150$ is expensive. in my country ordinary dc shoe production costs around 130$. i thought that Mike’s Dc would cost minimum 200$. so people be happy😀 I’M SO HAPPY THAT U WON THIS AWARD.CAUSE I WAS VOTING DURING ALL MY DAYS.:D YEEEY! CONGRATS! and , Mike, not only asian people were voting😉

  63. Madlen on August 3, 2008 at 1:08 pm

    Btw a question i wanted to ask you for a while:I know that the Hybrid Theory EP was one of a kind thing and that there’s no other way to get it except for ebay which is btw not very good cause you can’t be sure if it’s the original-they usually don’t put pictures of the cover that can prove that it’s an original but i still wanted to ask you if there is any other way to get it?

  64. Madlen on August 3, 2008 at 1:05 pm

    I think 150 $ is totally normal for this kind of shoes…i mean they are very limited after all.I think i’ll get one of the decks:)Anyway me and a friend of mine were going crazy just posting the voting link at myspace,skype and all the places we could…it was awesome:D

  65. MissNatalie1984 on August 3, 2008 at 12:42 pm

    dude people should really quit the bitching coz like, $150 isn’t all that expensive for a quality shoe. like i said in your previous blog posts, what do people expect, a $50 shoe? puh-lease.

    w00t for winning the MTV Asia award. fans on the LPMB were going crazy with non-stop voting, so it’s good to see that their participation in voting somewhat helped you guys take home the award.

    take it easy!

  66. Sammy on August 3, 2008 at 11:37 am

    CONGRATULATIONS !! THAT YOU WON THIS AWARD …

    and i think it’s not too expensive to buy high quality . . . . . . . . . . but there’s a little question i have you said that there are three different shoelaces but which one/color will i get when i bought the shoe here on your blog ??

  67. Blaesbjerg on August 3, 2008 at 10:42 am

    All the reasos you mentioned are correct! – That’s why i were thinking – Oh my god these Shoes are SO CHEAP.. I’m from europe and when a saw the price i was like.. Oh my god, are they THAT cheap, then I’m gonna by them.. Here in Denmark all the “normal” DC’s cost the SAME.. So I was really surprised that they were so cheap.. The different in prices are truly different.. I thought they would be worth, at least 400$ .. But i was wrong, cause in europe a shoe like that would cost almost 400$ ..

  68. Jelly on August 3, 2008 at 9:42 am

    YAH YOU’RE RIGHT MIKE… ABSOLUTELY THOSE SHOES ARE HIGH QUALITY. BESIDES THAT, YOUR ART IS AWESOME. I THINK THAT THEY’RE WORTH $150. I’M STILL STUDYING IN HIGHSCHOOL AND THAT COST IS PRICEY FOR ME YOU KNOW… ALTHOUGH NOW I GET ENOUGH MONEY, I CAN’T BUY THEM. ‘COZ 1] I’M A GIRL, THE SIZE IS NOT FIT FOR ME😀 2] I LIVE IN VIETNAM… [SIGN] I WISH I COULD BUY THEM =.=’

    ANYWAY, HOPE THAT THERE’RE MANY PEOPLE CAN GET THOSE SHOES AND WILL B PROUD OF THEM😀 AND… CONGRATULATE U GUYS AGAIN ! LP RICHLY DESERVES ^^!

  69. Melk on August 3, 2008 at 9:33 am

    Okay for the price Mike, good argumentation(I think always that the price is ‘spensive, sorry i’m stubborn). But as AdrenalinShockk, the shipping cost are ‘spensive too and as lxlatinangelxl the majority of your fans are young and their foots are again small(they need of the size 6 and 7),so, Which are your answers for these problem ?
    You can make a girl version but not pink please !
    Clémence from France

  70. Andizzle on August 3, 2008 at 9:22 am

    Hey Mike,
    I bought your first DC shoes when they came out and even then I was wincing at the price ($89) plus shipping, so now I know for sure i definitely won’t be able to buy the new ones.
    I know expense is relative but exclusivity doesn’t have to mean extravagance. If they were limited edition and cost $40 people would still love them and covet them.

  71. axrinekey on August 3, 2008 at 8:45 am

    Congratulations again!
    (Second time, since you mentioned it :P)

    The video’s utterly funny!
    I just can’t resist in watching it over and over again!
    (when they repeat the MTV Asia Awards)

    It’s really kind of you to explain that. xD
    But, seriously, it’s really expensive after the currency exchanged. >_<

  72. PinkWater3 on August 3, 2008 at 8:13 am

    I understand why the shoes cost $150, what really sucks is that it cost me $181.95 with shipping costs..

  73. ShadowerLiltani on August 3, 2008 at 7:46 am

    Oh, and, I’ll ask again: I heard on LPU something about you guys going back into the studio next year. If that’s the case, will you still be touring Projekt Revolution, or are you going to take a break from that?

  74. AdrenalinShockk on August 3, 2008 at 7:43 am

    Hahahahaha wow i found this funny, i dont know why. Its probally because he read our comments and finally answered but still mike shipping cost alot(making 150 to 170) so shoulldnt you make them at least 130? that way the total wouldbe 150?

  75. ShadowerLiltani on August 3, 2008 at 7:35 am

    Here is my problem: If they were 50 bucks, I would buy them, and wear them, because at 50 bucks they don’t seem as big of a deal as they really are. At 150 bucks, I buy them, I’m like, OMG these shoes are hot, and never wear them in fear of wrecking the artwork. I want them so badly but I wanna spend the money on an Icon print instead ^ ___ ^ Congrats on the award, very awesome😀

  76. oianeSpain on August 3, 2008 at 7:13 am

    “””PS, LP won “favorite international artist” at the MTV asia awards. thanks to our asian fans!!!”””

    Congratulations!! that’s great!🙂
    However, i think that you won tanks to all your fans, I mean, not only the asian ones, because for exemple, i’m from Spain and I spent almost all the days voting you every 10 minutes! haha

    I want this shoes… ❤

  77. Y_ on August 3, 2008 at 7:05 am

    congrats for the award! (i’ve voted, too😉 )
    the MS / DC REMIXes are too big for me….but i did order ur new artbook (it should be shipped soon..!! )
    are u planning to make a new album? and coming to agia again!? (maybe only china?? how about the other countries like japan!?)
    my job keeps me freaking busy and i feel so tired, but music is always there. a good thing🙂

  78. psykobouliz on August 3, 2008 at 6:54 am

    yeah, and congratulations to you!!! (i love when chester beats the camera!! haha)

  79. Pytt on August 3, 2008 at 6:31 am

    so.. I live in the Netherlands. What if i order the shoes.. and they don’t fit properly. What do I have to do then?? And are the shipping rates of $34,95 the only extra cost, or are there other things that will be added?

  80. lxlatinangelxl on August 3, 2008 at 6:27 am

    LOL…..call me stupid but i just realized he didnt spell expensive,but spensive ….okay back to the shoes….once again ill say this…”WE WANT A GIRL VERSION,WITH THE KOI FISH AT EVERY SECTION!!!!!”…pretty lame,huh?

  81. msgirl on August 3, 2008 at 6:23 am

    HHMMM,MAYBE THEY R SOLD NOW I THINK…….THERE R MANY FANS WHO WANNA BUY THEM…….:'( CUZ IT’S UR WORK UR WORK….=) MIKE PROMISE ME WHEN I COME TO UR COUNTRY 2YEARS LATER,U WILL MAKE UR ARTSHOW,U WILL MAKE UR PRO REV,CONCERTS,AND U WILL RELEASE UR NEW DC SHOES…..AND I WILL SEE ALL THINGS, BUY ALL THINGS DEAL WITH U…………OKAY? I PROMISE I WILL………;) MIKE!I HOPE U R HAVING NICE PRO REV…..:) HEARD U WILL HAVE CONCERT IN SHANGHAI…….:) AFTER THAT U WILL MAKE UR NEW RECORD…..????CAN’T WAIT IT..:) TAKE CARE
    -JS

  82. msgirl on August 3, 2008 at 6:18 am

    omg………..thank u so much for sending ‘thanks’ to us…….:) i wanted to see this word….:) i am very very happy now……..:) oohh thanks…..again thanks…;) mike !i really wanna buy the shoes…..really..:'( but my country is very little country in asia(mongolia) i don’t know whether u know this or not…but how can i buy the shoes?the price is not important..but they r not sold in here….also i have no relatives in USA….hmm……….mike please keep 1pair shoes for me till i come to ur country……..PLEASE? =) AND I CAN BUY….:)

  83. SK_2008_LV on August 3, 2008 at 6:14 am

    OMG! Sorry about the previous post, something wrong with formatting. Can’t edit it😦 I wanted to say that:
    150$ for highest quality very limited exclusive shoes is not too expensive. Here in Europe I’ve seen more expensive shoes, which are not exclusive. But mostly of your fans are teens, who don’t earn their own money, that’s why they are crying about the price.

  84. SK_2008_LV on August 3, 2008 at 6:10 am

    150$ for highest quality very limited exclusive shoes is not too expensive. Here in Europe I’ve seen more expensive shoes, which are not exclusive. But mostly of your fans are teens, who don’t earn their own money, that’s why they are crying about the price.

    Congratulations with getting award :))))) Linkin Park really deserve it.

  85. lxlatinangelxl on August 3, 2008 at 6:05 am

    though the price is a bit expensive,the question here is,WHY IN THE WORLD ARE THE SMALLEST SIZES 8???????????……mike even though the shoes are for men,you need to keep in my mind that many girls here dont care and want to buy them,but how can we if theyre too big??????im size 6 1/2……oh and i voted every 10 minutes and im not from asia….
    Rosario from Peru

  86. LP_Fan on August 3, 2008 at 5:07 am

    I wish i coul by them but I don’t have the money! =(
    One question:
    I’ve heard about the fort minor mixtape we major. where can i buy/download it?

  87. Shinizzle3 on August 3, 2008 at 4:55 am

    i also thought they would be more expensive…in germany normal DC shoes cost around..uhhmm…in terms of dollar..uhm..around..aww i can’t calculate……i think around..120$ so that are just 30$ difference…not that much..this are just 21 euros…and i’d gladly give 30$ dollars more for MIKEs shoes…if they were for gilrs =P

  88. kimCHEE on August 3, 2008 at 4:39 am

    YAY! you guys won!!! WHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE congrats! toooootally trashed avril J.t and fergie. WOOHOOO.
    P.S: I voted ALOT on the last day! but on regular days idont vote that much cos im a student , and i need to fuckin study blah blah. glad that you guys won.😀 WHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE.
    love you guys!
    kim, SG

  89. merve on August 3, 2008 at 4:35 am

    shoes are not so expensive,i thought it’ll be more than 150$.in here,we have to pay nearly 150$ for every regular shoes,because of shipping!!and about the size….i guess,there is nothing you can do!!did you decide what size they are gonna be?? i guess,noo:):) but..still…hmm…when you get free time,do something for girls!!…..like hairclips with MS skulls on it!!(there is no need to say but i am just kidding!)

  90. Hybrid911 on August 3, 2008 at 4:27 am

    with the shipping costs it comes to 103 quid for them and to get them to the uk! and i’ve had to buy size 7 uk size *8 american sizes) when i’m a size 6. but a big 6 so they won’t be too roomy hopefully otherwise my big fluffy socks will be coming out.

    my dad went absolutely spare since i told him they’d be about… 60 quid. they’re not and now he knows he’s like: WHY THE F*CK DID YOU BUY THEM WITHOUT CONSULTING ME FIRST????…. these shoes have caused alot of agro in my household!

    but mike, like you’re implying, they should be worth it. the other two old pairs are the best/most comfortable dc’s i own and i own alot of them. just make the next pair more girl size friendly? mwah xx

  91. LinkinPark4everJL on August 3, 2008 at 4:24 am

    150$?! Oh , I don’t live in the USA anyways . . . =(

    Yay you won ! Congratulations ! I voted a lot AND I’m not from Asia xD

    Take care =)

    Jessica from Portugal

  92. Linkin_Betty on August 3, 2008 at 4:03 am

    it doesn’t matter they’re expensive, i understand it. but they’re so big! i need 6 size, but there’s the smallest size is 8😥 i believe you will do next shoes but for girls…

    WoW! you won! congratulations guys! we love you! lp rocks!

  93. KATHYxx on August 3, 2008 at 3:51 am

    I get the expensive part…. isn’t that how progress as an artist is measured? How high you can price your work and still be able to sell it?

    What GETS me is the hatred of tiny feet people. I wear what men would call a seven:/
    you aint got a seven? Do you hate the seven dwarfs or something? or maybe the number of days in a week? You got something against the colors of the rainbow too? D:

  94. cuz on August 3, 2008 at 3:42 am

    regular DC shoes in my country are more expansive. and they are not limited edition, not design by Mike, not for a good cause. i really though MSDC will cost more so $150 was a nice surprise to me. those shoes are amazing! for me priceless🙂 great job Mike😀

    and congratulations on award – you really deserve it😀

  95. AmyLynette_91 on August 3, 2008 at 3:37 am

    YAYYY! LP won… lp won.. it was crazy! lp won! lp rocks!

  96. EllePi on August 3, 2008 at 2:40 am

    thanks for the explanations Mike! I tought they are expensive too but now I understand. Thanks to Euro value against the dollar, european people will buy it less expensive eh eh (but i think postage will offset). I read on Chester website you will work on the new album after the projekt revolution tour, awesome, it’s really nice we won’t wait for a long time like between Meteora and MTM. Congratulations for the award !!!!!! What award haven’t you won? lol. Caroline from France

  97. Shapeshifter on August 3, 2008 at 2:07 am

    Does bandmerch ship out of the US? i want to buy the shoes but i don’t live in the US…

  98. I_B_Long on August 3, 2008 at 1:58 am

    thats exactly what I’ve been telling people. i think the shoes are totally worth the price tag.i wish i could get them but you know….stupid bandmerch….
    and like the others already said, it wasnt JUST asian fans that voted for you, tho im sure we didnt make that big a difference. but hey, who cares, YOU GUYS WON and thats all that matters.
    keep on putting out good albums and being awesome all around and we (your fans) will make sure you keep winning awards😀

  99. Jelly on August 3, 2008 at 1:40 am

    Woooooooooo! I’m so happy… so proud😀 I don’t know what to say… I want to shout ” LP NO.1!!!!!!!!!!! ” to everyone in the world! Well I voted for LP all time…. You know what, when I knew that LP is the winner, I beat my keyboard… but it didn’t break and my hands hurt 0.o I was so excited you know… And that night, I didn’t sleep… I couldn’t sleep ^^ CHEERSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’ve believed that LP is the winner and now, it’s true! You guys don’t need to thank us ‘coz LP absolutely is favourite international artist in Asia! LP richly deserves!

    Much love😡😡😡

    LP BECOMES A LEGEND IN MAH HEART!

  100. Zip on August 3, 2008 at 1:39 am

    Bwahaha, i was number one voter for LP : D And Im really really happy, that together we made it, guys❤

  101. Shinodabestfriend on August 3, 2008 at 1:24 am

    MIKEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!! THAKS FOR SAYING THAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT!! LP HAS THE NOMINEEEE YEEEEEEEEESSS!! as i promise, I must run in the streets of my city saying it. U.U hahahahahahahahahhahahaha!! LP rulez!!😀
    and Mike… I’ve got a big THANK YOU to say for all what you’ve done…. you never stop to surprise me… BIG KISSES!! thank you!!

  102. ayla on August 3, 2008 at 1:15 am

    i’m getting a pair for my birthday!! wooooot!!
    i’m soo lucky i’m a size 8 in men..

  103. shinoda_me on August 3, 2008 at 12:38 am

    congrats on the Asia awards! woohoooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!! i was voting forever!!😀

    about the shoes being pricey, dude if you were my Dad, you’d understand and get them for me… heck that’d be the heights of super-exclusive….

    but at the same time, i dont get the point of making it only 500 pairs or whatever.. if it were produced more and priced less im sure you’d still get so much for charity… much more maybe … ’cause your fans are all around.. dont you think that would have been better than to restrict so many from getting it?

  104. Hanna on August 3, 2008 at 12:38 am

    MIKE, it doesnt ship to Singapore??
    How else can i get them?
    Let me noe pls?
    ~Hanna (mzbonafide@hotmail.com)

  105. skindesbous on August 3, 2008 at 12:02 am

    And again, I need a size 7 ._.

  106. Allen on August 3, 2008 at 12:01 am

    I just ordered a pair of size 10’s for myself and i can’t wait till they arrive🙂
    It’s good to hear the money will be going to charity😀 i would’ve been willing to pay a lot more for these. They look awesome

    And Congrats on the success of GLXS and winning the MTV Asia award.

  107. skindesbous on August 2, 2008 at 11:53 pm

    And again, I need a size 7 ._.

  108. skindesbous on August 2, 2008 at 11:50 pm

    I’m going to spend 150$ in a pair of shoes that I will never wear… If my mum let me xD And, by the way, the asian fans are not the only fans that voted for you on the mtv asia awards ^^

  109. alyeska39 on August 2, 2008 at 11:34 pm

    Ahem Ana, I think you meant size 8…
    Also, Mike, it’s good to know all that, but still, I’m a college student trying to make sure I have the money to finish school, I can’t afford a $150 pair of shoes, no matter how baldy I want them, especially since I still have two pairs of sneakers in good working order.

  110. lp_fm_fan on August 2, 2008 at 11:04 pm

    QUESTION: Why is the smallest size, size 8 in men?

    I know these were for men but almost none of the girls can wear these! I’m a size 6 in men.😦

    Btw, Not only Asian fans voted, I voted every 10 minutes, mind you, most NON-Asians voted.

    P.S. There are reason why http://www.mikeshinoda.com/home doesn’t work anymore? Sparkart? Updating? I thought the whole site was down for a while.

  111. Diamondback on August 2, 2008 at 10:27 pm

    You guys had no threats in that category so it was a sure win situation! My hard work for the reward of a thank you video from you guys has paid off. Chazzy was really cute doing that thing with his cheeks! We couldn’t vote for the ‘Bring Da House Down’ award and Muse is right up there so that one’s a bit of a threat…I mean, no one can deny that Muse is kickass as well. Oh no now you guys are going to meet up with the PCD girls to claim your award. Damn those girls.

    Btw, how come you guys are returning to China again so soon? Is your Asia tour gonna be around the corner, hopefully? I’m just waiting impatiently for you guys to return to Singapore. Very impatiently.

  112. skyzlmt on August 2, 2008 at 10:06 pm

    Question: When are the other colors coming out? I’m talkin bout the all grey ones from the show! Ugh I gotta wait two weeks till UPS delivers mines. Lookin forwared to GLXS (DIES) Mike throw some acrylic on a couple guitars and sell em to me!

  113. JadeGirl on August 2, 2008 at 10:06 pm

    The price for the shoes are pretty fair once you read what mike has said
    Congrats Mike on GLXS. I watched one of your interviews on the artshow and I heard how you felt like you were not part of the LA party culture. I”ve got a question HOW DO YOU STAY GROUNDED?????

  114. kairimai on August 2, 2008 at 9:54 pm

    Well, it’s good the money’s going to charity.🙂 That’s awesome, Mike, didn’t know that lol.
    Voted every day for the MTV Asia Awards xD, glad you guys won. Take care. See you 8/9😀

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