(Closed) Pricey Shoes Worth the Expense?

posted 6 years ago in Shoes
  • poll: Are pricey shoes for your wedding day really worth it?
    Totally Worth It! : (46 votes)
    35 %
    Not worth the expense. : (78 votes)
    60 %
    Other opinions.....provide explanation : (6 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 3
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    2947 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    @derosa:  I’m usually the worst person to answer something like this as I have a bit of a shoe addiction, but honestly, if it’s not a high priority and you don’t plan to wear them again, don’t think you have to spend that much. ๐Ÿ™‚ 

    Then again, there’s no better time to splurge on a designer pair! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Post # 4
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    3978 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I spent $35 for my shoes, got tons of compliments, and I probably wear them twice a month. So I’m also biased.

    Not worth the expense!

    Post # 5
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    171 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    My shoes were $100, those are the most expensive shoes I have ever gottern and the reasons I spent that much where:

    1) I can wear them again

    2) They are comfy

    3) It my day!

     

    So its up to you, if you love them and are within your budget then go for it. If you can wear them again (and again and again) then it will be worthy.

    Oh and make sure they are comfy because you don’t want to spend a fortune just for pics wear them for the ceremony and that’s it.

    Post # 6
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    1725 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I feel like they aren’t worth the expense…I would probably spend up to 50-60 but would feel unjustified spending more, personally

    Post # 7
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    14495 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I personally own $20 shoes and $200 shoes and most of my $20 shoes are more expensive ones that I bought at a huge discount.  I do think they are worth the money, I think they fit better, wear longer, and are more comfortable.  I especially think they are worth the investment if you plan on wearing them again after the wedding.  I went looking for shoes that I could wear after.  I do shop at the discount places first which is where I got mine, Marshalls is such a friend of mine that I should have a dressing room with my name on it.  That is where I found my shoes.

    Post # 8
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    4014 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I too, find that my more expensive pairs (designer) are more comfortable and get more use. But like tksjewelry, I only buy them at huge discounts. I would buy a pair that you will wear again, whether they are $500 or $20! I’ve been eyeing a nude pair of Steve Maddens for 4 months and snagged them for $20 this past week! They’ve been $100 for weeks!

    Post # 9
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    1869 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    @derosa:  Mine were $115 (way more than I’d ever spend), but they were exactly what I wanted, comfortable, and I can definitely wear them again.  It’s really up to you and what you feel comfortable doing.  If you buy shoes from a store where you can return up to a year later, maybe do that?  That way you’ll have some already, but if you find something else you like better (or less expensive) you can still return the others.

    Post # 10
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    724 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    If it was between a $200 pair that are comfortable and a $10 pair that look IDENTICAL but are not comfortable then I would definitely splurge and get the more expensive ones. I am all about comfort especially on a day where you will be standing for a long time. If you are spending that much money because of the look of the shoe then I don’t think it’s worth it but if it’s for comfort then I say do it! 

    Post # 11
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    14496 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    It depends.  I wouldnt buy cheap shoes (as in just normally cheap, not ‘nicer’ shoes on sale/clearance) cause I find that they are usually uncomfortable and I end up wearing it for 10 minutes and tossing them… I mean, what good are shoes that you cant even walk in!  I wouldnt buy expensive shoes just to have a certain brand or anything just for the wedding unless they could definitely be worn again and are very comfortable.  My shoes were the Nina Electras $90, discounted to $30.  $100 would be my limit though… I dont think anymore in price gets anymore comfort after that.

    Post # 12
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I bought my wedding shoes for $185 and they are by FAR the most expensive pair of ballet flats I’ll ever own.  But I have freakishly small feet that are also stubbornly wide and get uncomfortable in most shoes, plus I had a pretty specific idea of what I wanted. So for the wedding I got a pair custom-made (well…sort of, they’re from shoesofprey.com). It took months before I felt ok spending that much, but in the end I’ll have a fantastically comfortable, amazingly gorgeous pair of shoes that I plan to wear over and over again. Maybe I’ll regret it down the road, but for now I am very happy that I got them.

    Post # 13
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    14495 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    @misschickpea:  I also got a pair I have been eyeing for a while.  I got the perfect nude peep toes, Tahari, for $10!  I just got them yesterday, went to TJMaxx for a few bras and came out with the bras and the perfect shoes.  Score!

    Post # 14
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    4014 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @tksjewelry:  AH! I heart TJ MAXX!! That place is awesome!! The same thing happened to me last week at Marshalls though, I went for a dress and ended up with an electric blue dress and nude Ellen Tracey bow wedges for $15!! I felt accomplished that day ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 16
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I wouldn’t go buy a pair that would set me in a hole, BUT I do think your wedding day is THE DAY to wear outrageous shoes!! I do tend to be splurge-y in general, I am not someone who feels bad spending good money on good shoes. I plan to go for a pair of sparkly Jimmy Choo’s when my day comes ๐Ÿ™‚ I say go for it!

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