Like I mentioned above, I like to check things out a bit on my own first. I did this when purchasing timepieces as well. I didn't go for the most expensive in my collection right away, as my interest grew and my tastes changed since I first started. My watch collection reflects this as well. I've owned other watches prior to some of those that I have now, and my collection now reflects my current interests. But the amount it cost doesn't always determine it's true value to me or I probably wouldn't still own my Speedmaster Pro. Shoes are a recent interest and hard to say how much of an interest I will have in a couple of months from now let alone a year or a decade from now. I'm just checking it out right now. I am amazed by some of the shoes I see here though. So I'm just looking for now. I do find them very nice looking and some of the discussions here are very interesting.