I bought these shoes in mid-April of last year. I paid about $60 for them and I wore them to work an average of 4 days a week. It is now 10 months later and they need to be replaced. The material on the toe has worn off, making them look frumpy and damaged.
Honestly, it wore off at least a month ago (probably 2) but I’m cheap & a procrastinator.
I just bought these Cole Haan Air Talia mid pumps on sale $130 as my replacement. I am fairly sure this is the most I’ve ever spent on shoes. Here is the hypothesis I’m testing: Shoes that are double the price last should last double the time. True or false? Unfortunately, I will not have the results of my experiment until 20 months from now, unless the answer is false. I used futureme.org to remind myself of this experiment.
Today I bought $130 Cole Hann pumps to see if they last twice as long as $60 shoes… Did they?
Do you still care?
So far, I did notice that they were immediately more comfortable than the pair half the price. But I’m not on my feet all that much, so comfort isn’t as important as function.
Without having to wait 20 months, do any of you have an anecdotal evidence from your own shoe experiences? Do more expensive shoes really last any longer?