Doh, do I have to be the first to admit it? Â Very embarassing. Ok, I bought a pair of DSQUARED2 flip-flops for about $100. Â Like 99% of my clothes, no visible label, I just really liked them. Â Maybe I can save a little face...I ended up returning them. Â But not because they were too expensive, but because I thought they were too flat, as in wouldn't have enough arch support for my flat feet. Call me crazy, but I wear flip-flops almost everyday, and it's hard to find something stylish. Â Maybe "stylish" isn't the best word for flip-flops, but you know what I mean. Â In any case, although far from justifiable, possibly excusable, since I would have gotten a lot of use out of them. Â Flame on. edit: Come to think of it, the first designer anything I ever bought was a pair of Prada Sport sandals, GASP. LOL, I guess I haven't come as far as I'd like to believe. I dunno, I'm obsessed with sandals, I guess. Note that not all sandals are created equally...and I've worn a lot. IMO, the most durable sandal is no secret, Rainbow sandals. Worn by nearly every surfer alive. If you want to go cheap, I think the best are Locals, which I belive are only available in Hawaii. Excellent value.