Originally Posted by lmaozedong
The sneakers seem fine by me--I really don't know what makes "well-made" sneakers besides the quality of the materials, and MMM is not bad. Certainly on par with the CPs, Rafs, and other "baller sneakers" that I've owned. Though psst, expensive sneakers are a huge ripoff.
Yeah I realise you're paying for the design, but my CPs rape my margielas in terms of quality. And yeah, in this case quality has translated into durability too.
Originally Posted by hoozah
nothing in high fashion is worth the price. some people make 2k a year and some people spend 2k on a pair of boots and somehow justify the price tag by saying "they're hand crafted from the finest leather in Italy". I don't care if Jesus sewed them with his beard hair.. they aren't worth that much. But if the price tag wasn't what it is, we wouldn't be worshiping it on a forum - it would just be another pair of shoes.
Well, you can justify whether something is 'worth' 2K objectively by breaking down the cost of materials, wages, design and marketing, and mark up. There are some shoes that have very little marketing and markup in the equation that would be worth 2k.
note that i don't have a problem with buying shoes for design, or even paying huge markups for retailers and marketing. gotta keep the world turning.
Originally Posted by sipang
Pretty sure Hendrix was talking about the non sneakers footwear, don't know about construction but GATs are defintiely more comfortable than Raf, CP & co.
comfort is more related to how suitable the shape is for your foot, so it's gonna be specific to the individual.
Also, cushioning is an easy way to make things feel comfortable, but walk 12 hours in a cushioned shoe which initially feels comfortable compared to a hard leather soled shoe which fits well and tell me which is better.