VIRAL: Grace Poe son Brian Llamanzares' expensive Nike shoes

Brian Llamanzares, son of senator and presidential candidate Grace Poe, got bashed online after photos of his expensive Nike shoes went viral.

Screenshots of an Instagram post showing the former CNN Philippines reporter wearing a Limited Edition Nike Air Mag, a self-lacing shoes worn by Michael J. Fox's character Martin Seamus McFly in the second film of the "Back To The Future" trilogy, circulated via social media this past week.

Allegedly, one pair of the power-laced shoe costs over $19,000 or P800,000 according to reports. Brian, however, said he bought the pair online for P10,000 only and the money used for the purchase came from his own pocket.

"The shoes did not cost as much as the rumors claim it to be. I bought it online at P10,000 from my own savings," Brian told Rappler. "It did not come from government funds as I am a private citizen and not working as a public official."

The purchase was reportedly approved by his mother on the condition that it's not excessive and the money comes from his earnings, not stolen.