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What's the most you have spent on a pair of shoes? What was special about them?

Posted - September 21


  • 11600
    I didn't spend it, but I have a pair of bespoke slip-ons that my late father had made by John Lobb of England for about $3000. Nothing special about them other than that they fit my feet perfectly and are very comfortable for dress shoes. But I have few occasions that call for dress shoes, so I think I have worn them once in six years since he died.
      September 21, 2022 3:51 PM MDT

  • 10075

    $300!  The only thing "special" about them was that they were black (required color for work) AND they fit my feet (miracles).  At the time, the brand (which I can't remember) were a top of the line shoe and made of leather (figures that the only shoe in the entire shoe store that fit me would have to cost a months wages).

    I got my money's worth though.  I wore them to work, 40+ hrs/day, 5 days a week ... and it took 5 years before they finally wore out.  I didn't simply stand on my feet all day, I walked 5 miles around the store each day (pedometer), throwing load and helping customers.  Since I'd memorized the entire store (it wasn't a small store either), everyone either asked or sent customers to me to find things.

      September 21, 2022 6:31 PM MDT

  • 8293
    Money well-spent, I'd say!
      September 21, 2022 8:29 PM MDT

  • 9149
    About $170 about 5 years ago. Hiking boots - not something to go cheapo on. They are incredibly comfortable, and I'll continue to use them for years.  
      September 21, 2022 6:35 PM MDT

  • 15287
    $150. Steel capped safety boots.
    I don't buy expensive shoes as a rule, the cheap ones are just as comfortable and finding anything my size is tricky, I have very small feet for a man.
      September 21, 2022 7:28 PM MDT

  • 49923


      I’m the exact opposite: I have such big ol’ feet that it’s difficult for me to find shoes that fit well. They’re not only big, they’re also wide. I find a lot of great styles of footwear that I want to buy, but they usually don’t make them in my size and/or width. When I was in high school, my buddies jokingly referred to my feet as skis, and when I was in the Corps, my buddies there called them gunboats.

      September 22, 2022 12:26 PM MDT

  • 15287
    My son also has flippers, I used to call him "sasquatch" in jest.

      September 22, 2022 3:55 PM MDT

  • 16639
    $380 ---daughter's hiking boots

    Not sure if that's most expensive but I thought it was too much at the time. 
      September 22, 2022 12:03 PM MDT