I dunno, i think i'll still like SQs black distressed MMM hitops in 10 years. CP will still look good. i have learnt from experience that this is not the right option. You just simply don't enjoy the 4 pairs as much. No real need to answer as you have pretty much covered it. I would venture a guess that most people who buy "luxe" sneakers also own a variety of other shoes. I will agree that the quality to price ratio holds no real water but that's not the point of buying any clothes if you are interested in personal style, design, etc. You buy them because for whatever reason you want to own them and owning them gives you enjoyment. This is only tangentially related, but it blows my mind the amount of money certain posters spend on budget stuff. I have a feeling the income gap between some people who shop budget stuff and some of those who pick up a few designer items here and there is not all that great.