Originally Posted by SamSpade
While I don't quite buy the OP theory, my problem with expensive shoes/clothes that there are rapidly diminishing returns to price.
While I obviously don't like the "payless shoes"/basse/ecco type of merchandise, up to 300$ shoes are of perfectly fine quality and comfort. I would not have a problem paying $600 for shoes, but the issue is that $600 shoes are NOT twice as good as 300$ shoes. Maybe they are 20-30-50% "better".
The same applies to suits and anything else. Unless I actually make millions, I find it basically silly to pay 3000-4000 for a suit. Yes, these suits are spectacular, but they are not 3-5 times as good as a 1000$ suit etc...
I agree with what is posted above.
Cheap shoes lack style. Go in a Payless shoes and look around, then go to Neiman Marcus and look around. The more expensive shoes look better and are higher quality.
There is a choice to buy shoes made with rubber or pleather or some artificial material. If you like leather, then your choices become more expensive.