I have a lot of Margiela and CP. I appreciate the quality, design, materials, longevity, workmanship and the inherent ridiculousness exclusivity that comes with wearing a $500 pair of sneakers.
Growing up in the 1980s I always wanted a pair of Vans. Never got one for whatever reason (Catholic school dress codes and all). So I never developed a connection to them.
Now I'm a bit older and I'd rather buy one pair of shoes that will last five or more years than one that I have to replace in two.