I'm not sure whether you can so crudely judge the quality of a shoe based solely on its price.
Comparing three shoe makers that all make very similar cap toe oxfords, the following presents itself in AUD:
- Crockett and Jones Audley: $663. (Not including shipping).
- Alfred Sargent Armfield: $563. (Including shipping, not including 20% off).
- Carmina 0732 Robert: $405. (Not including shipping).
According to this forum, the Carmina is a better...