Okay so I know designer shoes are not the best quality or even good value but how good are they generally? For example, I found out that Marc Jacobs shoes are made by an Italian company called Iris S.R.L., which also supplies to other designer brands like Chloe and Alessandro dell'Acqua. It is also ranked 36th by annual sales among Italian companies in the industry. So, from such a company what could one expect in terms of quality? Is there any justification (besides the fact they are seriously overpriced) in belief their products are better than those from typical mall brands like Kenneth Cole and Aldo?