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#1 sammyv

Posted 01 January 2013 - 08:05 AM

I love shoes have over 70 of them.  How much would you or have you spent on a pair of shoes?

Would you spend more on a everyday shoes or a pair that was special?



#2 SlinkyMalinki

Posted 01 January 2013 - 08:15 AM

I'd spend around $100 for everyday shoes (flat sandals in my case), or around $200 for boots/dress shoes/sneakers.

I only have about 8 pairs.  I have back pain and hard-to-fit feet, so I don't really indulge in pretty shoes, just comfortable ones.

If I was working, and didn't really care about my feet or spine, I'd spend way more original.gif

Edited by SlinkyMalinki, 01 January 2013 - 08:57 AM.


#3 Helen-Alice

Posted 01 January 2013 - 08:34 AM

One day I will buy an amazing pair of Louboutins or Manolo Blahniks. But for now, my most expensive pair of shoes ever has been $300 (knee high boots). I generally spend $100-150 for shoes- ballet flats and sandals.

I have about 30 pairs of shoes.

#4 R2B2

Posted 01 January 2013 - 08:35 AM

I feel bad spending $30 on shoes!!! in saying that, if I find something I love (which is rare because I HATE shoes) i'll spend up to $100 I guess?!

#5 liveworkplay

Posted 01 January 2013 - 08:40 AM

The most I have spent on a pair of shoes is $300. (prekids gorgeous knee high black boots) I tend to buy a really good pair of work shoes every couple of years at about $200. I have am a size 10/11 so it is really hard to find cheap, good fitting shoes.

#6 BadCat

Posted 01 January 2013 - 08:41 AM

About $50.  More than that and I feel like they are too expensive for an item that I hate anyway.

#7 ekbaby

Posted 01 January 2013 - 08:41 AM

Since having children, the most I've spent on a pair of shoes would be $50.

I usually just wear thongs every day. A good chunk of my shoes, including joggers and a pair of "good" boots, are second-hand hand-me-downs.



#8 ♥~Bodhichitta~♥

Posted 01 January 2013 - 08:42 AM

I've never been a big lover of shoes.

I have 1 pair of slip-on's that I wear until they literally fall apart.  Then buy another pair, and repeat  happy.gif .  I don't spend more than $60 on them (at the very most).

And one pair of sneakers.

I'm pretty simple  happy.gif

#9 sammyv

Posted 01 January 2013 - 08:52 AM

I find that the ones that are cheaper usually don't last as long so economically it was better to spend a bit more. Ie one good pair for a number of years.

#10 Great Dame

Posted 01 January 2013 - 08:52 AM

If I could guarantee comfort and I would love them for a few years at least, I would spend $500, or even more if I thought they would last.

I hate buying shoes.  I hate breaking them in.  So if I could find a shoe that I knew I would love for a few years, and that were comfort, I would happily pay lots of money for them.

#11 =R2=

Posted 01 January 2013 - 08:53 AM

I'd happily spend up to $400 on a pair of leather shoes (not that I own any that are that expensive).

Any more than that is just bordering on extortion no matter how well made it is or where they come from.



#12 ubermum

Posted 01 January 2013 - 08:58 AM

$200 on black leather knee high boots was my all time high a couple of years ago.

Other than that, the only shoes I would spend so much on is work shoes. I am on my feet for at least 8 hours a day and sometimes have to push and pivot heavy things. When I had cheap shoes, I had sore knees. I bought expensive, purpose designed shoes, and my knees got better. Dressy, going out shoes, I might spend up to $150, but work shoes, the sky's the limit. Outside of work times, I live in runners and Birky sandals.

#13 squeekums

Posted 01 January 2013 - 09:06 AM

Ive never paid more than $50 for a pair. Have some where their rrp was $150, I paid $30
I seem to pick up really good deals all the time and never paid retail.

#14 tel2

Posted 01 January 2013 - 09:16 AM

Usually between  $100 and $250.

Due to problems with feet at birth I can only wear 3 types of shoes comfortably....Dr Marten boots, Converse All Stars and Adidas sneakers.

converse and the adidas sneakers (around $100 each) I usually buy every 2 years. The Dr Marten boots (around $250) I buy every 5 years or so...they last forever.

#15 Therese

Posted 01 January 2013 - 09:19 AM

I think the most I have ever spent is $150.

#16 unicorn

Posted 01 January 2013 - 09:22 AM

QUOTE (sammyv @ 01/01/2013, 09:52 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I find that the ones that are cheaper usually don't last as long so economically it was better to spend a bit more. Ie one good pair for a number of years.

This ^^^

Quality over quantity, I'll happily spend $300 - $400 on a good pair of shoes, I will expect to get many years wear out of them.

#17 Iris37

Posted 01 January 2013 - 09:28 AM

On a pair of shoes, no more than $50

#18 countrymel

Posted 01 January 2013 - 09:36 AM

The most I have ever spent was $400++ (in 1996 I'll add!) on a gorgeous pair of hiking boots. They were Italian and a lovely rich burgundy leather, fitted like a glove.

I still remember my friend's dad commenting "Bloody oath! At that price I'd want them to be doing the walking for me!"

I wore them about 300 days of the year for nearly four years - up mountains, through raging river, across cobbled streets, (even to night clubs!)and they were the most comfortable things I've ever had. I cried when they finally gave up the ghost.

Like a PP I have weird, hard to fit feet (tiny but really wide - like a hobbit really) so my shoe purchasing is curtailed by 'does it fit?' 'is it comfortable?'

I would love to own beautiful shoes but I don't.  One day when I'm really wealthy I'll get my beautiful grown up ladies shoes hand made.  (my Auntie in the UK gets one pair every third to fifth year - she is a 2 and can never ever get nice shoes in her size.... they cost around $1500 a pair)

The last shoes I bought were a sky blue pair of gym boots for $15 from the kids section in Best and Less but I've not worn them yet. (waiting for a 'special occasion')

#19 .Jerry.

Posted 01 January 2013 - 09:37 AM

My most expensive shoes are RM Williams boots, so about $400.
I recently bought a pair of sandals for $200.  They would be hated on EB - they are daggy yet comfy Merrells.  
I usually wear TEVA sandals which are about $140.
I go for comfort, not style.
I own few shoes.


#20 Shanski

Posted 01 January 2013 - 09:41 AM

The most I have ever spent is $500 for a pair of amazing pink italian leather handmade dress thongs (about 9 years ago and they still look brilliant)

I usually spend around $100 - $150 for special occasion shoes and around the $50 - $80 mark for everyday/flat shoes.

I do love shoes and granted since having children 4 years ago, have only bought one pair of special occasion shoes and 2 pairs of everyday shoes, but once the kids get older and I don't have to run after toddlers anymore I will be back into buying more fancy shoes to wear for everyday use.

#21 JuniPooks_

Posted 01 January 2013 - 09:55 AM

Maybe $50, tops.

#22 vanessa71

Posted 01 January 2013 - 09:58 AM

I am quite fussy about the quality of shoes, I definitely go quality over quantity. I am not so fussed on the quality of summer sandals, I bought some a few days ago that were Diana Ferrari, they were $40, marked down from $119. I would never have paid full price for them.

DH bought a pair of shoes for me as part of my Christmas present, they were on sale for $475 and I know they will last. I have many pairs that are around 10 years old and are still in great condition. I guess I generally don't mind paying more for boots, however I have 2 pairs and combined they only set me back $120, if they are selling the size 42s cheaply, I'll happliy take advantage.

I have been disappointed over the last few years with the quality of shoes from stores such as Wittner, I remember they used to be great quality, made in Italy and for a reasonable price. They are still a reasonably good price, but not for the quality that is unfortunately now made in China. Yes, they're still leather, but there is such a difference. I did have my eye on a pair of yellow shoes from Wittner that I saw online, but once I saw them in person, I knew they weren't for me, they just felt cheap.



#23 ~Winter~

Posted 01 January 2013 - 10:01 AM

I think the most I've spent on one pair would be $100 on my wedding shoes - dark pink satin wedges which I plan on wearing again and again!

For a good pair that is actually comfortable and won't fall out of fashion in one season, I would probably spend the same. Maybe more on boots.

#24 Brattacino

Posted 01 January 2013 - 10:01 AM

I find getting a good fit hard so it's not so much how much I will pay but how much I "have" to pay to get something to fit. Usually this is around the 200ish mark- fortunately shoes last me for a long time. Curse the poor range of shoes available here in Australia!

#25 ilovejellybean

Posted 01 January 2013 - 10:03 AM

The most I've spent on a pair of shoes is $250 and they were my wedding shoes. Bags however are my weakness, I just bought a $700 Ferragamo bag which was on sale down from $1500.




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