(Closed) what makes the really expensive (i.e. jimmy choo’s, manolo blahnik) shoes so $$?

posted 8 years ago in Shoes
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Part of the price is better quality materials.  Part is probably the name too.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I would say the quality of the shoe as well as their Name. That is a huge factor.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

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
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

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
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

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
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

@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
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

Quality of materials, time and work needed for construction and of course, the name and designer 🙂

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2015

Label!!! That’s all!!! 

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

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, LaughingLaughingLaughing

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

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. 

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