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post #16 of 22
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It's like anything else. You reach a point where you're paying for luxury (name, special materials, limited nature, etc.) more than function. First day at SF?


It depends. Quality footwear is expensive. You're paying for quality leather, workmanship and construction - and to some extent, style. They aren't found in mall-brand shoes. On SF, one

knows like I said, you do get what you pay for - in footwear, in apparel and in everything else in life.

post #17 of 22
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If the OP did some research, he'd realize that $3-400 is the expected average for good boots. Higher than that and you're getting some of the top boot makers like Alden. So few hundred past $400 and you've essentially hit the roof. It's not that far off from jeans where $2-300 is about what you'd expect to pay for something that isn't crap.
It's the tired noobie question of "Where can I get A that isn't as shitty as B but priced like B?"


Let's be clear. Luxury goods have a finite supply, it never goes on sale and they usually are available only from the company website or an authorized dealer. If it looks too good to be true - it usually is - counterfeit goods are of poor quality, made under questionable conditions and aren't worth the money that is saved.

 

Mass market merchandise - you can save on retail if you know when and where to look.

post #18 of 22
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Originally Posted by NormanF View Post

It depends. Quality footwear is expensive. You're paying for quality leather, workmanship and construction - and to some extent, style. They aren't found in mall-brand shoes. On SF, one

knows like I said, you do get what you pay for - in footwear, in apparel and in everything else in life.

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Originally Posted by NormanF View Post

Let's be clear. Luxury goods have a finite supply, it never goes on sale and they usually are available only from the company website or an authorized dealer. If it looks too good to be true - it usually is - counterfeit goods are of poor quality, made under questionable conditions and aren't worth the money that is saved.

 

Mass market merchandise - you can save on retail if you know when and where to look.


What are you talking about or, more importantly, what's the point you're trying to make? Your first "point" is a rather generic rehash of what most people already know here while glossing over the fact that not all expensive footwear is quality.

And your second half is complete nonsense. How much of what is worn and bought here is luxury AND purchased on sale? Hell, how many mentions of such were there in this thread alone?
post #19 of 22
Thread Starter 
come on guys.. lets not turn this into a flamewar!! =(
I really just want to find a pair of boots!!!
post #20 of 22
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Originally Posted by whodini View Post

It's like anything else. You reach a point where you're paying for luxury (name, special materials, limited nature, etc.) more than function. First day at SF?

I dunno, Vass at around, what $800-900 direct from them are pretty killer, even when compared to stuff like Corthay, Lobb, Sutor or a variety of non-designer shoes I own. I think they're about top if you wanna pay that price but optimizing your buys if stupid, get what you want...

I'm wearing a pair of Allen Edmonds wingtips today and must say they've held up super well over the years; they're like 8 yrs old and I don't always use shoe trees and have worn them in the rain although they're definitely not my everyday choice. So if you just want a reliable boot AE prices seem to be enough.
post #21 of 22
Check out Frye? You won't find them much liked here, but I've had a pair for 4 years, wear them 2-4 times per week during the winter, and they still look and wear pretty damn good.
post #22 of 22
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Originally Posted by whodini View Post

It's like anything else. You reach a point where you're paying for luxury (name, special materials, limited nature, etc.) more than function. First day at SF?

What, is this functionforum? I think aesthetics are pretty important.
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