LOOK: Donald Trump launches new shoe brand at R7,500 a pair

LOOK: Donald Trump launches new shoe brand at R7,500 a pair

Former US President Donald Trump launched his own brand of shoes just after he was ordered to pay nearly R6.7-billion.

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Donald Trump once again made headlines over the weekend, but this time, it wasn’t because of his political views or his run-in with the law.

The former US president launched his own line of Trump-branded shoes over the weekend at Sneaker Con - a convention for sneaker fans in Philadelphia.

Trump presented the shoes, which are being sold for $399 (R7,500) online, saying that he has been thinking about this for “12, 13 years”.

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The American politician and businessman was met with a mixed reaction from the crowd, with some loud boos as well as some cheers. 

His sneaker launch came only days after he was ordered to pay nearly $355-million (R6.7-billion) to New York state for lying about the values of his properties. 

According to Jacaranda FM News, Trump was found liable for unlawfully inflating his wealth and manipulating the value of properties to obtain favourable bank loans or insurance terms. 

As the case was civil, not criminal, there was no threat of imprisonment. But Trump said ahead of the ruling that a ban on conducting business in New York state would be akin to a "corporate death penalty".

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Trump, facing 91 criminal counts in other cases, has seized on his legal woes to fire up supporters and denounce his likely opponent, Joe Biden, claiming that court cases are "just a way of hurting me in the election".

He will also almost certainly be the Republican candidate in November's US presidential election.

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