Friday, November 26, 2010


Would you spend $2,000 on a pair of shoes?

How about if they were made by Lanvin in Paris?

What if they were made of python and Mongolian fur?

What if they had 4.5 inch stiletto heels?

Tell me your thoughts...


  1. I could update my whole wardrobe for $2000! It seems a little ridiculous for shoes...but I realize that some people live that lifestyle.

  2. No way! I would buy the knock-offs for $60 then spend the rest on other stuff.

  3. I love shoes. I really do. I think they're like wearable sculpture... BUT, no. I would not spend $2K on shoes.

    Of course one of the cruelest ironies is that wealthy celebrities who can afford the shoes often get them for free.

    I could still feel like a million bucks in a pair of well done knock-offs.

  4. I'd have to say no to that one....maybe if they were boots....really nice boots... :P

  5. Would you spend $2,000 on a pair of shoes?

    In a word, no. You could buy 40 pairs of $50, USEFUL shoes for that and give them to 40 kids who actually need them.

    Consumerism has been pissing me off lately. I suppose my shoe collection makes me a hypocrite, though.

  6. Haha! No freaking way. I'd have to be dripping in money.

  7. I would have to say No. I too would look for knock offs.

  8. I'm actually ok with the idea of dropping a lot of money on things I really like. My problem is that I don't often see things I really like. :)

  9. No. Even if I knew that I would wear them every day for the next 2 years of my life (making the cost per wear about $2.80 I believe), I still couldn't do it. Last year I made about $2200 (I was only working part time while going to school). $2000 would take WAY too long for me to pay off.

  10. No. That's just ridiculous to me on so many levels.

  11. No, and I love shoes. It's just way too much for me though!

  12. Well... I stopped wearing leather, so.. I wouldn't xD.
    It's too expensive, plus they don't really look enough interesting for all the $ :(.

  13. I wouldn't. My answer is NO to all the questions. I like my shoes but I am not insane! But not judging anyone who choses otherwise.

    P.S. Here is the link The List which will take you to my 'fitness related' stories.

  14. Thank you, buddy. I'm sorry I missed those earlier posts. You're refreshingly open and honest about this. I admire your candor.

  15. If I had that sort of disposable income, then I probably would. However, I do not. But even in my real life, I am a big believer in splurging on quality basics, even if it means that is the only item I get for my birthday or if I have to save for five years to make it happen. It's funny how my views on such things have changed since attending school for fashion. Not all, but many people who say tisk tisk to those who drop big bucks on high end designer labels probably don't know the truth behind quality and make. And since I began working for a designer, I know all the more about how much truth there is when it comes to great design, fit, and materials. These $2,000 shoes by Lanvin are really far better quality than the $150 ones in Macys. People like to try to argue that, but once you learn the science and facts behind it all then you know just how true it is. But some people like quantity over quality. No harm in that. At this point in my life, I'd say I'm more like that. Then there are people, like my best friend, who have both the disposable income and desire for quality over quantity. She has a significantly smaller wardrobe than I do, but what she owns are impeccable classics that she can wear over and over and over again, and truth be told, she will have those items for the rest of her life because they really are of such higher quality than 90% of what's in my closet.

    I could go on and on with this one... And I think most people's views would change a little if they had to research and learn extensively of what goes into that hefty price tag. I'm not saying $2,000 shoes aren't ridiculously expensive. But if you can afford it, then I'd say go for it. Particularly on more simple and classic designs than the one you featured here. Eventually those would pay for themselves in the amount of use and years you'd get out of them.

    Sorry this was so long! Like I said, I could go on and on with this one...

  16. I agree with your view and am happy to see it expressed. :)

  17. I am going to say no.
    I think about it a lot before spending any big $um - my husband says I am tough on myself and that I should not be like that and enjoy.
    Well if I weren't the way I am, a total controller, I honestly think we would be literally bankrupt.
    He does not buy as frequent as I do but when he does he just goes all out.
    I look, look, think if I can afford it, then think again. Find other options, think again - much like the buying of the bed process I blogged about a few weeks back. I am like that. Took me a year-
    I was not raised in an environment of big spenders. We met our basic needs. Plus I have a grandmother that taught me to save and also that does not condone waste. Nothing goes to waste.
    If I have left overs, they go to the security guard or the concierge.
    Vegetables about to go bad go in the freezer so I can blend them later and use as seasoning.
    I got off the subject ! Anyways my most expensive pair of shoes cost about 100.00 USD.
    I enjoy quality sure, but nothing is made to last forever .