Hot Topics Pricey Sneakers Expensive sneakers abound in the SW&D forum, and this is a thread devoted to the best of the best - $300 and up. Common Projects, Lanvins, Rick Owens, and more! Spend money! Obenauf’s Obenauf’s Leather Protector is a wonderful product that can return dead shoes to live and prepare boots for the winter. A mixture of beeswax, natural oil and shit like that, it’s pretty good on your shoes. And helps with a nice patina. Loake Loake is another English shoe brand. Loake makes nice shoes. With prices ranging from the very low end and into the stratosphere, they cover the whole gamut of styles and techniques, and could honestly be a one-stop-shop for most people.