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Join Date: Jul 2005
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Sometimes, and actually often times, the higher priced shoes are actually NOT made as well, where the name brand overrides the safety of the wearer. Hey, how about some $200 Doc Martens vs. some shoes that cost $80 less that one bought at Fred Meyer that are certified to be good on the feet. Hey, how about carhartt vs. diesel? There are so many examples of this it's not even funny. The whole price=quality is not even a "usually" thing, it's a "sometimes" thing. Yes, you're right about something from payless shoes vs quite literally anywhere else. Just about everyone knows that payless shoes are the cheapest pieces-o-crap out there.
The one thing I -have- found is that, over the past 8 years (it wasn't always this way), usually designer brands are made CHEAPER than the "mid-grade" brands. It's all about name brands. It's all about making a lot of money--it's the "American" way.
I know women's shoes pretty well, and while I've never owned a pair of shoes from Payless (I've merely observed the quality of their products as worn by others), I've owned shoes in virtually every other price range, and my experience bears out what I've said.
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