Nordstrom is Selling Taped-Up Sneakers for $530 Would you pay $5.30 for sneakers that are scuffed and taped up? How about $53? How about $530? Nordstrom's is coming under fire for selling a pair of sneakers for $530. They come pre-scuffed and the front of the sneaker is wrapped in tape. The "Superstar Taped Sneaker" is the creation of Golden Goose. You can find it on Nordstrom's website. The site describes the shoe as "distressed." Would you pay big bucks for this? Are you really just paying for the name on it? What is the most you've ever spent on a pair of shoes?