February 23, 2013

Advice on boots needed

Okay people, since I am just plain cheap, I need your advice.

I had the boots in the top left corner for 2 years and the sole fell apart. I got them from rack room shoes for $40.
The ones on the bottom left I have now and soles are complete poop... Like there are literally holes in the heels of them. I got them this time last year but they didn't really get worn until this past fall. I've worn them almost everyday all fall/winter because they go with everythinggggg.

So question is... Do I buy these Steve Madden boots that will cost me $100??

19 comments:

  1. I vote yes! The fact that you wear them all of fall and winter means they will be used a lot! Also, that they are classy and go with absolutely everything! They will probably last a lot longer because they are $100, which means they are very nice ones! They are super cute! :) Splurge a little because you deserve it!

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  2. Oooh, I know this dilemma well. I would vote YES, because you're right, they do/would match with everything and can be worn all fall and winter. I think I'm gonna invest in a nice pair of cognac boots next fall when my k-mart boots fall apart (as I know they will!). Those Steve Madden boots are GORGEOUS, though! I say go for it :)

    -Jenna Brianne
    wearablefunfashion.blogspot.com

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  3. I will caution you that more$$$ doesn't always equal more quality. I spent over 200.00 on a pair of Calvin Kline Boots & $250 on a pair of BCBG boots and both have spent so much time at shoe repair shops for their heels. I am not rough on my shoes as I own well over a hundred pairs and 12 pairs of boots, so they are not ALWAYS on my feet. 1 pair that I got by Lauren Conrad at Khols were 19.00 on clearance and lasted me over a year now. LOL. It's amazing how the more expensive, the more fragile they seem to be!! LOL

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  4. If they are real leather, $100 is fair. Honestly, if it were me I'd wait to find some on clearance or wait til next fall as boot season is almost over.
    Ginny
    mynewfavoriteoutfit.blogspot.com

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  6. I agree with Michelle in that I've had some more expensive things fall apart. What I usually do on more expensive purchases is research the specific kind you wanted and see how others reviewed them and what they said. If people who review them say they last for a couple years with no problems then maybe $100 is worth it. Good Luck!! :)
    I've been reading for a little while but this is the first time I've commented.

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  7. if you can swing it, i say absolutely. steve madden boots really last, especially for us girls who are hard on our shoes. you won't have to buy another pair for at least 2 but probably closer to 4 or 5 years (unless you just do it because another style tickles your fancy). the ones you've got up there are so classic, go with everything, and will never go out of style. they really, really do last.

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  8. My pair of riding boots are Steve Madden, and I absolutely adore them. I've had them for over a year now, and there is literally nothing wrong with them. They're comfortable, and I know I will have them for many more years. I got them as a Christmas gift, so I didn't really have to debate on whether or not to buy them..but I've been looking into getting black one's because I LOVE mine so much. So I vote yes!

    They're excellent quality, without being ridiculously expensive..I honestly have no idea how people spend $300-500 on pair of boots. Or anything that isn't electronic for that matter.

    Hope that helps you out a little bit girly. :)

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  9. Like other commenters said, I think you should research the boots you are interested in before you take the leap! If they're mostly positive reviews, I would absolutely purchase the Steve Maddens. $100 really doesn't seem like a bad investment, or much more than what you've probably already paid for your 2 pairs that have fallen apart, so the cost-per-wear in the long run will be totally worth it and affordable!

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  10. I have spent over $100 on two pairs of good quality boots, and as long as you know you will wear them and you take care of the leather, they will last! it's worth it!

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  11. I would look into getting your boots resoled! I've done that with pairs of my cheap $50 Target boots because the leather is fine, the sole not so much. And it's much more affordable!

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  12. I'd say yes, just because they are such a nice boot, and you know you'd get good wear out of them. They will most likely last longer than your current pair, and they are SO cute and go with thousands of outfits :)

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  13. You could also buy them on goodwill, i was looking today and they are cheap there :) the same steve madden ones, too I believe

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  14. I personally don't think $100 is bad for a pair of Steve Madden boots, but my most durable pair of boots cost me $20. I guess that didn't help much sorry!

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  15. I think some things are worth investing in. This summer I will be buying a pair of nude wedge heels retail, because they will go with so much in my closet and answer a lot of questions. I would personally shop the spring clearance sales online and see what you can find, you should be able to do better then $100!

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  16. Yes I say go for the Steve Madden - they will be worth it. Plus they look like Fantastic Boots.

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  17. I have the same problem! I got a pair of $40 riding boots from Payless last year and I LOVE them! But, like you said, I've worn them almost everyday for 2 falls/winters and the fake "leather" is starting to peel. I too have been debating on buying a pricier boot but I have to agree with the above comments on researching. Now is the time to buy them, lots of boots are on sale! And if you're going to be spending $40 every winter on a new cheaper pair every winter, it could actually save you some money.

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  18. I just took my boots into the cobblers because the heel was coming off. It cost me $18 for a new heel and a clean/shine! Worth thinking about :)

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