Justin Bieber's shoes confuse police

Staff writer

Justin Bieber was stopped by police as they believed he'd stolen his shoes when they mistook the design for a security tag.

The singer saw the funny side when a cop got confused by his limited-edition Off-White X Nike Air Max 90 trainers - a collaboration with the sports brand and designer Virgil Abloh - and mistook the white zip tie looped through the laces for a security label.

The singer showed off the shoe on his Instagram Story and, tagging Virgil into his post, wrote: "Virgil, my god, bro. You freaking -- you're killing me, man!

"I just had a cop come up to me and ask me why I still had the security tag on my shoe. What the...

"I had to tell him, 'Bro, it's just fashion.' I don't know. He's like, 'It sure looks like a security tag.'

"I'm like, 'Nah, bro, you can check it out.' It looks like it though... but you're getting me in trouble!"

The footwear were released in January with a retail price of £125 but have been so in demand, they are being resold for around £400.