two pairs of shoes: can you tell which costs $150 vs. $18.99?

  1. Things like this always make me laugh. My friend insists on only buying these high end shoes and then wonders why her credit card bill gets out of control. I can find the same style at Payless and we'll get the same amount of compliments. She won't believe me that you really can't tell a major difference.

    Can you:

  2. 71 Comments

  3. by   Q.
    I can't tell by a picture honestly.

    Everytime I go the "cheap" route and buy from Payless, I end up having to replace them in 3-4 months, whether it's from crappy seams, poor stitching or just irritating fabric. We are not rich by any means, but when I compare shoes from Nine West and the same kind from Candies, upon inspection I can see a HUGE difference in craftsmanship. Now, do I pay full price for Nine West or Enzo shoes? Nope. I shop at TJ Maxx.

    I've learned you get what you pay for.
  4. by   rreed
    which is the more expensive one's?
  5. by   NurseShell
    Every pair of shoes I own (except my nursing shoes and my "tennis" shoes) are from payless. I love it cuz they are so inexpensive and I can afford to get several different colors of the same style!! And, I don't get "yelled at" for buying shoes!!
  6. by   ogden2k
    Top ones look more expensive
    Originally posted by ogden2k
    Top ones look more expensive
    Yes, at first glance I would think the top ones are the better ones. But I've learned that doesn't always mean anything, so I'm guessing the top ones are the cheaper ones.
  8. by   nurse-in-boots
    Id go for the top ones myself. They dont look as flimsy as the bottom ones. I dont like gold colored clothes/shoes anyway.
  9. by   Lausana
    I'm guessing the top's more expensive--labels are smaller.
    Well actually, a simple right click of each pic will tell you which are the expensive ones.
  11. by   Q.
    You know though? Those shoes aren't really the same at all. At least not to me.

    First of all, the top shoes have a lower heel, higher tongue and is a thong-type. The bottom shoes have a higher heel, less material and no thong.
    No comparison.
  12. by   Lausana
    but that takes the fun out of it!
  13. by   Whisper
    I think the top ones are cheaper ones
  14. by   Q.
    Not to mention the top shoes have a wider foot base - the bottom ones narrow in at the arch. I'm guessing the top ones are far more comfortable.
    My guess? Top ones are more expensive. They have more material where it counts (not in the heel!) and it seems to be more favorable to your foot.