I have a confession to make. While I'm willing to drop what most people would consider to be an insane amount of money on a bag, spending a lot of money on shoes makes my stomach hurt. The most expensive pair of shoes in my closet, in terms of retail value, is probably my Stuart Weitzman Combat boots. However, though they are worth around $600 I found them on sale for a steal of a price, and my mom agreed to buy them for me as an early Christmas present. When I started wearing them and suffered some serious blisters my first thought was 'this is exactly why I won't spend good money on shoes!" Unlike bags, it's really hard to get a good feel for how a pair of shoes is actually going to feel once they're on your feet for a full day of wear, and if you suffer from foot problems like I do, there's an even bigger chance that something will go wrong. The most money I have personally shelled out for a pair of shoes is somewhere around $250, which for someone who loves fashion as much as I do, is kind of shocking! Lately though, I've been lusting over some pretty pricey pairs, and I think I might finally be ready to splurge on a pair of designer shoes. And no, a sky-high pair of heels is not on my list!
For me to spend my hard earned money on something I have to really love it. Those that know me, and many of you do by now, know that it takes me a long time to commit to something. I probably wrote about my Gucci Marmont 3 times over 8 months before I finally decided that I wanted to buy it. Not only do I want to make sure that I really love an item that's costly, I also want to make sure it's practical enough for me to justify the price I've paid. Cost per wear—it's a thing people! That being said, I will never be the girl to spend an excessive amount of money on a pair of heels. For me personally, high heels are incredibly impractical. I would much rather romp around in a great pair of chunky heeled booties than a pair of heels so high I can barely walk. And though I've never been the girl to lust after a pair of red-bottoms, you know what they say, to each his own!
Aside from my ever-expanding sneaker collection, I live in boots or booties. Flat ankle boots with studs or buckles, classic Chelsea boots, moto boots, chunky heel boots, combat boots, you name 'em, I own 'em. I know that I'll actually wear a great pair of boots enough to justify the hefty price tag. And, for my first foray into the world of fancy footwear I've got my eye on a bunch of pairs. Which would you choose?
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