I went to the Ralph Lauren Mansion on Madison Avenue in New York City today. A great store, especially if you like their things. I picked up a very nice pair of shoes... and flipped them over to find the marked-down 40% off price to be about $600. Full price was $1,100. I put the shoes back down. Do they not get holes in them? Do they last forever? What am I missing that makes people put down this kind of money on these shoes?