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I these- ($14,000.00 )
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I think most all stuart weitzman shoes are ugly- no matter what he does, he somehow always manages to mess them up.



uhm,

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those are possibly the ugliest shoes ive ever seen in my life...

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What a load of BS about why shoes are so overpriced. 'It's the materials' - what? They're spun from liquid gold out of Athena's arse are they? More likely output is artificially restricted to increase price, add a dash of marketing sauce, and you have the theory of monopoly pricing. For $14000 you could buy more than one and a half pounds of solid gold.

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What a load of BS about why shoes are so overpriced. 'It's the materials' - what? They're spun from liquid gold out of Athena's arse are they? More likely output is artificially restricted to increase price, add a dash of marketing sauce, and you have the theory of monopoly pricing. For $14000 you could buy more than one and a half pounds of solid gold.
Crocodile costs a fortune - my mate at NDC was telling me he was trying to buy some to make shoes out of and it was about $4 a square INCH.

To get to retail price from cost price you times that value by anything between 4 and 7 times. So you can see how you can get those stupidly high prices on croc and other reptiles.

Of course a lot of the prices you see - to me they are just a way of extracting money form someone so rich they won't even care. As for the diamond shoe - it still has a trashy polycarbonate heel! Why?


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Crocodile costs a fortune - my mate at NDC was telling me he was trying to buy some to make shoes out of and it was about $4 a square INCH.
rubbish. it doesn't take much material to make two shoes anyhow.

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theyve got those black givenchys at harvey nichols and harrods...
there are supposedly only 200 pairs worldwide...

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What makes the Givenchys so special ?

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VP, nothing really... just the fact they are limited and come in a special box

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rubbish. it doesn't take much material to make two shoes anyhow.
I would guess it doesn't take the 25 square feet of material that you could buy with $14,000 at $4 per square inch.

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^ precisely.

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i cant pay for shoes so much money even some of them are great..actually there are many shoes which is as beautiful as those but cheaper than them.so i prefer to buy cheap ones

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I would guess it doesn't take the 25 square feet of material that you could buy with $14,000 at $4 per square inch.
Another reason those crocs are so expensive is that instead of using pieces of croc like most shoe designers, the high end shoe designers use only complete skins per shoe/boot. That significantly drives up the price. I'm not sure any shoe is worth $14k, but I guess price is relative to income. Too rich for my blood.

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stuart weitzman is ..eh..designer and I would not include him in the most expensive shoes section no matter what he designs

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stuart weitzman is ..eh..designer and I would not include him in the most expensive shoes section no matter what he designs
true! no matter what kind of shoe he does- he always seems to get it wrong somehow. I guess that what happens when a straight guy tries to design women's shoes:p

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hahaha

so true

straight men and women's fashion? :p

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rubbish. it doesn't take much material to make two shoes anyhow.
Not rubbish. A pair of mens shoes, I estimate you'd need about 3 sq feet. You can't use all of the hide either, you have to cut from the most even pieces of hide in a certain way to avoid the shoes from stretching and going out of shape once they're made, so theres often a lot of waste.

1sq foot of croc at $4 a square inch - thats 144 sq inches at $4 an inch.
144 x 3 = 432 sq inches x $4 = $1728 on the material alone. If you consider the cost of a really good calf or kid, which would be about $40 for the same amount, I reckon it's pretty obvious why crocodile shoes and bags are so expensive.

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