Can anyone comment on the quality/durability of Louis Vuitton shoes/footwear? Â I'm a big fan of a pair of black lace-ups (squared-off toe, signature -albeit unobtrusive - Vuitton "checkerboard" trim around the edges) that I've been eyeing in a few boutiques. Â But at $450 for kicks that surely aren't going to be up to, say, John Lobb-esque standards, I'm hoping that I'll be paying for more than just a name. Â Also, does anyone know if the company offers a reconditioning/repair type program? Â I'd be afraid about going elsewhere when the time comes, so as not to mess up the aforementioned "checkerboard" edges. Â Thanks for your input.