I own a couple of designer shoes. It's no huge collection and I certainly don't go shopping for a new pair every other day, but I have racked up some in the past. And I must say, my experiences with most of them were terrible: My pair of Alexander McQueen pumps? One heel broke off after while I was standing around idly. I had worn them a maximum of ten times. My Prada sandals with ankle straps? The straps keep coming off. I was wearing them for the first time, they broke immediately. My Proenza Schouler sandals - the rubber sole on the heel came of when I was wearing them for the first time. Same happened with a pair of YSL pumps and Balenciaga sandals. Such shoes do not come cheap. And I was under the impression that I'm paying a certain price for a certain quality. I love designer footwear, but in the future I want to be more careful with what I purchase. So what are you experieces? Who makes really good shoes? Who makes bad ones? I'm very content with my Greissimo Louboutins and a pair of Marc Jcobs slingbacks, for that matter. I wear them often and they're both comfortable and of a good quality.