Honestly, these brands only interest me from business, branding, marketing, and sociological standpoints.
I think almost all the shoes posted in this thread are horrifically ugly. I don't spam the thread posting those kinds of opinions because there's really no value in that. But, when the thread touches on the topics pertaining to these brands on which I have opinions that can contribute to healthy discourse, then I'm eager to chime in.
So, this is no different than the pedestrian sneaker threads. Some people only care about the shoes, other people care about these things on deeper levels.
Culture, art, and fashion arereally only as valuable/interesting as the discourse they generate. Without the broader discussion, this thread and whole forum is literally a worthless homage to conspicuous consumption.