Originally Posted by mbloom
I've had a pair of LV Cyclist boots for 3 or 4 years now. They're just gorgeous to look at: a lace-up ankle boot with a buckle over the front top of the boot. Very sleek and a little snug in a cognac color. I paid $905 + $180 for equally sleek and smooth wooden shoe trees. I think it was a lot to spend then but I just love these boots!
I think this is the point; if you love them and they look great on you, then that's what counts and it doesn't matter how much they cost. The OP asked our opinion about about the relative merits or quality of LV shoes and we responded accordingly. BUT, there are times when all "objective criteria" can be damned in relation to a fashion item and you want it because you like it. I have several items like this and I don't mind because I like them and they look great on me... This is what I meant earlier about being "pragmatic" about fashion brands and their goods; if you realize that they may not be the best quality on earth or fit a good price-to-quality-ration, then you can often find some items that are stylistically very nice and fun. My only problem is when someone "drinks the koolaid" of fashion brands and says that because they are $1500 and made by Fashion BRand XXX, it guarantees that they are superb. Sadly, these days it doesn't.