comfort? i've felt the difference myself with some shoes. the most comfortable, sturdy flats I own are high end, while some HE sandals i've tried on have felt flimsy and not worth the money to me. I've lusted after manolo sandals that were $500, which were basically the equivalent of flip flops, but I couldnt bring myself to spend that much just for the style. And, sometimes i don't want to wear some shoes around the city because they will get dirty, but then I feel guilty not getting enough use out of them.I guess my question is what is your motivation behind buying high end shoes OR not buying them? can you tell on others when shoes are cheaply made, also?