If an artist is going to model a single shoe to fill a game's drawers and dark corners with, they may as well make it a good one.
lordtrapula opened up a drawer in Resident Evil 7 and found it full of musty shoes. They're not some random design, though, or jumbled collection of leather shoes and sandals. It's a drawer full of Jordan 4s. They're filthy, so the resell value is low, but as was pointed out in the same thread, "You can use that fire against zombies."
I like the fact they went to the trouble of making a left and a right shoe. It's the small details that are sometimes the most important.