I have a pair of the same shoes except in silver mesh and grey suede which I purchased on sale for about 40% off 3 years ago. I don't wear them often, but they have held up very well. The uppers look brand new and the bottoms are showing minimal wear. They are very comfortable, and I'm always sure to take them anywhere I intend to do lots of walking.
That said, those plain black ones look ugly, and the Bally alternative someone pointed out looks much better. If you wear those to the club it will not come off as stylish and dress, it will come off looking like a nurse's shoe. Mainly because it has a really chunky sole, and nowadays low-profile soles seem to be whats in fashion. At full-price, you're paying a pretty hefty premium for the brand name, but then again I'm not convinced any pair of sneakers is worth that amount of money.
Originally Posted by rach2jlc
the new Prada Sport sneakers like the above are Made in Vietnam and total crap; the older America's Cup sneakers, made in Italy, weren't bad... though overpriced at $295 (though my pairs held up fairly well), so I can't imagine how Prada thinks that $330 for shittier made Vietnamese sneakers is a good idea.
I'm confused. I thought the common accusation against Prada was that they were always labelled as "Made in Italy" but outsourced most of their production to the far east and just did final assembly in Italy. Has Prada actually taken this a step further by totally outsourcing to Vietnam from beginning to end?