Okay, so I bought a pair of the "Beach" JC boots in September. I haven't really had much of a chance to wear them until this month because of the weather (either too warm or too wet.) Anyway, I wore them for the second or third time on Tuesday. I was walking to the ferry in after work in my fabulous boots when suddenly I realized that I was without a heel on my left boot!!! I had to limp home like Rose in "In Her Shoes" at the wedding. Unfortunately I didn't have any gum on me This is the first time I've ever lost a heel on any shoe I've owned! I've only worn them 3 times! When I looked at the heel it seemed like it was attached with small almost staple like nails and glue. Is it too much to expect that boots I pay over 1k for not lose the heel after wearing them 3 times. It's not like I stomp around in my boots...geez. Anyway, Saks said they'll replace them. But still, it really seems like the quality of designer stuff in general is headed down the toilet.