i still can't understand how people spend $400+ on a pair of sneakers, of all things. i hope ya'll aren't paying retail for the things. for that price range i'll stick with multiple pairs of cheaper sneakers. i'd rather spend it on a nice quality pair of dress shoes or boots that have the leather and construction which matches the price, as opposed to prices that match the brand.
Considering where you are working at, you should understand a bit more about high-end shoes.
You can pretty much compare these sneakers with high-end dress shoes, with proper care, these sneakers will last a long time. I know your paying for the brand name as well but their quality is a lot better than any shoes Nike or Jordan has ever produced in years. Most of my sneaker's from Gucci, Prada, Paul Smith and Ferragamo are flawless. The shoes should be retailed at about half the price but I can't really say there are plenty of alternatives with a great quality for a cheaper price.
Quality and built are a lot better compared to Nike's.Quote:
i mean when i pay $1,000+ for shoes like john lobbs, i can guarantee myself at least that it's hand-lasted, the finest calf leathers, hand-buffed/polished, hand-guided goodyear welts, etc the list goes on; this is in stark contrast in, let's say, a pair of crappy kenneth coles, which are completely glued and factory machine made. but when you buy those $400 sneakers, you aren't getting more to them than you are in your nikes.
I agree but a $1000+ difference in price should make John lobbs last a lifetime compare to KC's. Between Jordan's and Prada's/Gucci's, it's only about a couple of hundreds (about a hundred or so when on sale) difference and about $50 with Paul Smith. Quality and built on Prada's have decreased and slightly with Ferragamo's but I have learned that they are still a lot better than most Nike's/Jordan's. Visit the Jordan forum once in a while and you'll see how bad the quality of retro's now, it's definitely not worth the price.
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