I've never been one to spend great sums of money on footwear although I have splashed out quite a bit on other areas of my wardrobe recently. Ever since I got a decent job that actually pays good money and demands that I look presentable at all times, I've been getting into expensive suits. It's amazing how much a good suit can transform your style and make you look more suave. I used to just thrown anything on for work as the dress code was pretty relaxed where I used to work. Style therefore and fashion, wasn't really something I cared too much for. These days, I wouldn't say I'm a snob, but I definitely understand the importance of looking good and what it does for your confidence and charisma. To me, spending money on good clothes now seems like a must. I've got some nice shoes to go with my work attire and spending the money on good shoes doesn't bother me as I just wear them for work so the wear and tear is low anyway. Sneakers are a little different though as they tend to get diminished more quickly due to the kind of use they get and never last as long as a good pair of shoes. As I've mentioned, I have never spent a lot of money on sneakers and its for that reason I suppose. Guess I always had one pair does all before. Now I'm thinking maybe get a pair of half decent sneakers for gym and sports stuff but then grab another pair that are for special occasions where I'm going out, want to look smart, but also want to look a bit more casual at the same time. There should be greater longevity and I can then therefore justify spending more on a good pair. This brings me to my question, are men's Gucci sneakers worth anywhere near the money that they are retailing for? Am I purely paying for the name or is the quality high enough to bridge some of that gap between the more reasonably priced brands that maybe aren't as high quality? I would like to think that the latter is the case as I'm really keen on a pair after seeing some of the designs available. I don't know if I'm just getting too caught-up in designer labels though.