Originally Posted by ppllzz
worthless on shoes. seriously those things are gonna get so beat up after a few wears. and usually the "nicer" (eg softer) something is the quicker it will wear down. on a leather that may be fine. on a pair of shoes???
Look those shoes aren't masterpieces of construction but they're relatively more durable and comfortable than regular german army trainers. "Nicer" leather is just that, it ages better and is usually more durable. It's still glued soles and everything but there is no reason to believe a pair of Nike would be better made. I know because I own/have owned designer and regular sneakers and I've seen how they evolve over time. It's great you like to spew nonsense about stuff you don't know but please don't act like you can speak from a position of authority; I own everything from bespoke Lobbs to Adidas trainers and didn't start buying nice clothes 3 months ago so I know how they evolve.
Now are certain articles of designer clothing relatively overpriced, in the sense that the profit margin is higher, sure. It's still up to me to decide if I want a cheaper alternative or if the added design and construction elements make it worth it. In that case they do.