- Smart shoes
No, I meant affordable.
This pair of shoes was about £60 and has lasted me 10 years. Take your snobbery elsewhere. I haven’t got the money to throw around and even if I did I wouldn’t spend it on work shoes.
What the hell do you think you are doing criticising me for having a limited budget? Seriously not impressed.Posted 5 years ago
Yes I do. A bit like entry price point for a bike. You get what you pay for in most all things. They will look better and last longer, therefore ending up cheaper for their whole life cost. Then again, it depends what you value.Posted 5 years ago
I prefer to spend a little more on quality so things last longer over cheap and relatively disposable. Clothes, bikes, cars etc. Plenty people buy cheap clothes often – I buy better quality less often – my own anti-consumerism stance I guess.
You get what you pay for in most all things.
Except in fashion, where it’s utterly not true.
Does a £300 Louis Vitton handbag perform six times better than a £50 one from Mark’s? Does it hell.
Shoes can be easily 50% label, in my experience. By which I mean I’ve tried on shoes that were no better made than shoes at half the price.
Its always worth spending good money on your shoes and your bed.
If your not in one, you’re in the other.
Actually most of my time is spent sitting down, where shoes are not a factor 🙂Posted 5 years agoSuiMember
Hmm Shoes – Get yourself to some of the factory shops in Northampton – they’ve often got some dirt cheap “seconds” (worn by a model once) type things. There’s about 6 of them up there (or down depending on where you are). I don’t have oodles of money, but i’ve made some smart purchases as i believe in looking after your feet – my <cough> 400 quid churches 8 years ago look brand new and have seen a lot of mileage.
I mistakenly bought some casual chelsea boots from Timberland a couple of years ago for about £120 as i though they would last well with the almost daily wear – what a joke they turned out to be, falling apart very quickly (<9months). Have since done some research and invested in some RM Williams, Australian Chelsea/Stockman boots that double as smart and casual with a solid reputation – these can be had from £100 to £300 – mmmmm uber comfy and lovely.
edit forgot how long i’ve had me ChurchesPosted 5 years agoSuiMember
To the OP, irrespective of what i said above, it’s what you have available at the time. I agree a lot of the cost in some shoes is branding, but then you also can’t argue with Clarkes shoes or the old hush puppies (i had a pair of these that had 2 years constant use and we’re like slippers), though lacked the look i needed for work.Posted 5 years ago
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