I bought these for my birthday ...

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I acknowledge they are ridiculous but the heart wants what it wants. I'm planning to wear them to school with skinnies/leggings and an oversized sweater. They feel like running shoes but are edgy enough that I still feel put together and 'fashiony', which is important to me.

I'm debating returning them, not because I don't love them, but because they were pricey and I can see them going out of trend fast and I'm debating using the money for something more *ugh* practical. Plus I know lots of 'friends' will make fun of me and I'm not sure I'm far enough along in my journey to be okay with that.

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So, around $400 for basically high-tops? I mean, if it's what you want and you can afford it, it's your money. I wouldn't do it, but that's me.
I also don't think they look much different than if you wore sneakers, but I might be wrong.
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So, around $400 for basically high-tops? I mean, if it's what you want and you can afford it, it's your money. I wouldn't do it, but that's me.
I also don't think they look much different than if you wore sneakers, but I might be wrong.
Originally Posted by Saria
They have a hidden 3 inch heel, so I still feel fancy when I wear them and are comfy like a runner
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Personally, I think they are extremely unattractive, price aside. But I totally support your decision to buy them if you like them. Enjoy! I hope you have a great bday!
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I like the style (I've always liked High Tops) but not the material. I also think it's too much. You are better off with a pair of Air Force Ones.
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I actually don't mind them and kind of like the look shown, but to me at this point in my life, $400 is not something I'd spend on sneakers/casual shoes. $400 is a pair of boots that can be worn to work or to go out, or a beautiful coat to wear everywhere, or a good suit for work, or a timeless evening dress, or a good bag for work, or some gorgeous real gold jewellry or... you get the picture. I guess it depends how you are financially or how you want to allocate your money. If being fashion-y is important to you, I'd get something more versatile that can be used for dressy situations as well and get more bang for your buck. I know I have seen similar shoes to that that are not a designer brand that are much cheaper, because I was considering getting some too.
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I actually don't mind them and kind of like the look shown, but to me at this point in my life, $400 is not something I'd spend on sneakers/casual shoes. $400 is a pair of boots that can be worn to work or to go out, or a beautiful coat to wear everywhere, or a good suit for work, or a timeless evening dress, or a good bag for work, or some gorgeous real gold jewellry or... you get the picture. I guess it depends how you are financially or how you want to allocate your money. If being fashion-y is important to you, I'd get something more versatile that can be used for dressy situations as well and get more bang for your buck.
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I agree with Amneris.

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I agree that I can see why you like them. Before the photo showed, I was cringing at the words "wedge sneaker", but they're not bad-looking. They're like high tops crossed with casual lace-up booties. I don't think they look worth the price at all, though.
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If you love them then keep them. Who cares what people think sometimes it's nice to treat yourself to high-priced items.
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We all have our vices. If this is yours and it makes you happy, and you can afford it, go for it.

Spending that much for shoes is unfathomable to me. Then again, I'll drop a lot more on nice restaurants than most people.

It says something about my extreme practicality that the only shoes I own that cost more than $100 are my running shoes, and the only reason I spend that much on them is because if I don't, I'll end up with running injuries.

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I think they're alright. And if you like a trend, join in. Ain't nothing wrong with that.

As for how much to spend on a pair of shoes, it depends on your disposable income and how much they mean to you. None of us are qualified to decide.
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Daggone. It's good to know someone still has $ in this country. I bought a $30 handbag for my bday and thought that was too much.
^^^^^^^ she's Canadian. What country are you in?

I don't see why they're "ridiculous" or why your friends would make fun of them, either.
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Oh, I thought she was American. My bad. Well, it's good to know someone in this world has some $. I didn't mean to be offensive or anything. It's just that incredulous from where I'm standing. I wish I had money. That's more than my monthly rent, BTW....
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If you can afford it, I say go for it!

I've seen uglier footwear on this forum than those sneakers!
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Well, since you asked...

I would never pay $400 - or the ballpark of - for footwear. The idea is completely ridiculous.

That's my only thought.

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I acknowledge they are ridiculous but the heart wants what it wants. I'm planning to wear them to school with skinnies/leggings and an oversized sweater. They feel like running shoes but are edgy enough that I still feel put together and 'fashiony', which is important to me.

I'm debating returning them, not because I don't love them, but because they were pricey and I can see them going out of trend fast and I'm debating using the money for something more *ugh* practical. Plus I know lots of 'friends' will make fun of me and I'm not sure I'm far enough along in my journey to be okay with that.

Thoughts?

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Originally Posted by Nej
If you love them, you shouldn't return them. The whole point of a gift to yourself is not that it's practical but something you really want and splurge on. Those seem more practical than other things I can think of. They are black and probably go with a lot of things you have. Even if they don't so what. And they are comfy and high and fashiony at the same time. Obviously they won't be 'fashiony' to someone with a different style.

I have some dkny wedge sneakers(but they look a bit less casual) that I bought over the winter and I love them. In fact I might wear them tomorrow to the falcons game if it's not too hot.
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I think I'm going to keep them in the box and thin about them and see if I can find anything else. I have a lot of nice heels and boots but no real in between footwear except for my Uggs. I wanted a heel that is comfortable enough to wear all day to school and about. I tried on many a cheaper pair and while I liked the look of some of them, they were not all day comfortable. I tend to splurge on shoes because a nice comfortable shoe is necessary.

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I think I'm going to keep them in the box and thin about them and see if I can find anything else. I have a lot of nice heels and boots but no real in between footwear except for my Uggs. I wanted a heel that is comfortable enough to wear all day to school and about. I tried on many a cheaper pair and while I liked the look of some of them, they were not all day comfortable. I tend to splurge on shoes because a nice comfortable shoe is necessary.
Originally Posted by Nej
Yea, comfort is definitely worth it, especially for something you are walking around in all day. For me I'd rather spend more on something like that than dressy heels or boots that you most likely are only going to wear at night. Although I still spend a lot on my dancing heels because I like to look sexy and be as comfy as possible.

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