Post # 1
Is there really a differene? I never wear heels because I have weak ankles and need orthotics. I’m considering going without the orthotics for my wedding, but I’m afraid I’ll be so uncomfortable in heels. Are the really expensive ones, like manolos, actually comfortable? Or just so expensive that you forget your feet hurt??!!!
Post # 3
Part of the price is better quality materials. Part is probably the name too.
Post # 4
I would say the quality of the shoe as well as their Name. That is a huge factor.
Post # 5
Quality of design and materials. There is a huge difference in my opinion. Not to say that some brands aren’t exceptions – for instance, Kate Spade has some really nice shoes and some not-so-nice shoes. But the Manolos I own are to die for. Hands down beat any other pair of my shoes. They are must softer, more pliable, hold up better, etc.
Post # 6
I watched a story once (can’t remember what show it was on, but probably a news magazine like Sunday Morning, or maybe it was Fashion Television) about how long it takes to make a single pair of Manolos. Everything is done by hand and each pair of shoes takes something like two weeks to complete. I imagine that is a large factor in the price, along with the brand name.
Post # 7
When I pay more for heels I tend to be more comfortable. I think though that after 3 hours they all start to be painful though.
Post # 8
The name is the price mostly. Allthough, part of it is the material and how it is made. I always buy shoes from DSW becuase you can get the name brands for way less than department stores
Post # 9
They are usually more comfortable, more stylish and just better made. I have a pair of Monolo’s for the wedding and wear Jimmy Choo’s regularly for work and play. I don’t need to replace the heels nearly as often and they feel like walking on air. I think standing in any heel for 5 + hours is uncomfortable though! Ugh!
Post # 10
@RosieGirl – I worked at DSW (read: 30% discount) and we stocked higher end (for DSW) brands. Let me tell you, not a single pair of those shoes has held up nearly as well, or is nearly as comfortable, as the two pairs of Manolos I own.
Post # 11
Quality of materials, time and work needed for construction and of course, the name and designer 🙂
Post # 13
I wish it was only in the Label – that would make me plus my bank acct much happier, HAHAHAHAHHAH
I agree with exactly what @lilyfaith and @moderndaisy posted – – I don’t have too many pairs of designer heels but the ones that I have, feel great look great and can be worn for hours w/ very little if any pain. They are more cushioned in the ball of your foot. They are made so well! I recently bought a new pair of Jimmy Choo’s for my wedding day and I cannot wait to wear them. I have worn them around the house a couple of times,
Post # 14
I have had a pair of Manolos that I have worn for YEARS – they hold up beautifully and are hands down the most comfortable pair of heels I own. They were worth every penny (but in full confession, I did not pair full price for them).
The craftsmanship and quality of materials in much higher that in other brands I own.